Two years ago, I made the jump from macOS to Windows despite being a long-time Apple fan. I'll be honest: it wasn't an easy switch at first, but as time went by it's become clear it was the right choice.
In the two years since my switch, I worked to find the absolute best laptops money could buy, trying to compare anything that might be a great MacBook alternative. GABOR woman's size 7 brown leather side zip knee high boots EUC,, but I thought it was time to revisit Windows 10 and the state of things two years in—and whether I plan on sticking around.
ADRIANNA PAPEL Women Calf Marci Boots S 7.5M Black Leather upper and lining,
Gadea Womens Luxor Ankle Boots Multicolour (black) 41 EU,.
Bertie Womens EU Size 39 Black Leather Ankle Boots,
- The continued rollout of the beautiful 'Fluent' design system across the platform (albeit slowly)
- A new system-wide 'light' theme for the first time
- A seamlessly synchronized cloud clipboard, between mobile and desktop
- Deep mobile integration with Android via 'Your Phone' to instantly grab images and reply to SMS
- OS-wide dark mode, including Windows Explorer, and beyond
- Snip and sketch tools that natively enable quick screenshots + annotation with digital ink (Windows Key + S)
- Synchronized timeline between computers and phones for seamless handoff + historic tasks
- Picture-in-picture across the OS for browsers
- Native Yubikey support at the OS-level, integrated with web browsers like Chrome
- A native emoji keyboard, with Kaomoji and other symbols, available in any text field
- Massive improvements to WSL/Bash on Windows that have transformed it into a first-class Unix alternative
This is just the big stuff, with much more being tweaked and improved on what feels like a daily basis. 7 Inch Heel, Platform Glitter Ankle Boot,
- Carlos by Santana Women's Sawyer 3 Motorcycle Boot, - Choose SZ color,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- Hot Sale Spring Nail Drill Women High-quality Fashion 2 color Boots shoes Womens,
- The ability to browse the Linux file system natively, via Explorer, without hacking around it
- Improved high-DPI mode for 4K+ screens
- Gaming-specific features for better performance, recording videos and even streaming to Twitch
- Lots more, but you get the idea!
DEMONIA 5 Wedge Platform Gothic Punk Ankle Boots Booties w Pentagram Chain,
Hush Puppies Women's Tabee Paradise Pump - Choose SZ color,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Dune Romeo Womens Boots Black Size 6 39 Stripe Block Heel Calf Leather NEW,.
Skechers 838 Street Womens Double up-Zip Tall Ankle Bootie- Choose SZ color.,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Womens Vince Camuto Kadia Black Leather Knee High Ridding Boots 6, 9.5 M 198,.Isabelle women 7561 Derber Stivali Coi Lacci shoes di Cuoio Worker-Boots,.
One of the most powerful shifts has been that WSL environments are now fully disposable, and can even live alongside multiple Linux distributions, all living together in a happy family. Broke your bash setup? Just duplicate it, then spin up a fresh copy to mess around with, rather than needing to blow away your whole machine.
MARCO TOZZI Women's's 25422-21 Chelsea Boots Grey (Anthracite A.c 229) 6 UK,J6650 New Women's Vince Camuto Connolly Black Silky Leather Ankle Bootie 7 M,Alfani Womens Berniee Leather Closed Toe Knee High Fashion, Black, Size 11.0 C3p, shoes women Tacco 12 Plateau 3 Red-Wht Str Pat Pleaser ELECTRA-2090, Fergalicious Womens Tootsie Knee High Black Fabric Boots Size US 7 M EUR 37,Clarks Ladies Orinoco Club Boot Brown Snuff or Black Leather D Fit (R11A),Nine West Lonesco Knee-High Cognac Boots (Women),.
NIB HUNTER Military Red Original Tall Rain Boots shoes Size US 10,.
Bed Stu Cobbler Tall Boots Free People,.Demonia 3.75 Platform Black Zipper Strap Ankle Boots 6 7 8 9 10 11 12,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Hip D1887 Ankle Boots Suede Grey 177925,.
PLEASER ADORE-1017MFF Exotic Dancing Ankle Mid-Calf Boots,NEW MUK LUKS Women's Barbie Snowflake Winter Boot Beige Size 6 FREE SHIPPING,
Women's Cloud Aline red leather ankle boot shearling lined EU 40 US 9 M,
Ladies Durango Beige Leather Studded Heel Western Boots sz 6.5M ( 16226 L),.
NIB B.MAKOWSKY 365 SUEDE FAUX FUR PLATFORM BOOTS 6.5 - 365,.
Koolaburra Frauen gordana Geschlossener Zeh Fashion Stiefel,
VIVIEN LEE 5811C BLACK boots low women's shoes leather heel wedge,.
Betsey Johnson Women's Izak Ankle Boot - Size 6.5,.Nautilus Womens Steel Toe SD Athletic M Grey Pink Faux Leather shoes,.
Klub Nico RENITA Burgundy Red Suede Sanke Pointy Toe Block Heel Chelsea Bootie,
Bare Traps Womens Roz 2 Closed Toe Knee High Fashion Boots, Black, Size 5.5,.
Sexy Buckle Strap Lace Up Thigh High Platform Stack Heel Boots shoes Adult Women,New Clarks Caddy Belle Navy Suede Boots Size UK 5 D,, Via Spiga V-Bristol Mismatch Size 6M 5.5M Brown Suede Heel Ankle Boots 298,RIEKER ANKLE BOOTS RAMONA SIZE 36 (US 5 5.5) LEATHER UPPER,RARE Dr Martens 1460 Pascal Metallic Pebble Women’s Sz 7 Leather Combat Boots,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Hunter Women's Navy Original Tall Rain Boots -NEW IN BOX-,
Caterpillar CAT Kitson S1 SRC Ladies Honey Nubuck Steel Toe Cap Safety Boots PPE,.Converse Women's Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sn - Choose SZ color,FRYE Brown Tan Leather 150 Anniversary Engineer Biker Star Stripe Boot Women 6.5, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
Stunning Massimo Dutti Leather & Fur Boots Size 4 37 Exceptional Quality,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Cole Haan Womens Boots 7.5B Taupe Tan Suede Mid Calf High Heel Zip Up NikeAir,.
FRYE 77050 BROW LEATHER MOTORCYCLE BOOTS WOMEN’S SIZE 8 M,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Women's Vagabond Gigi 4301-101 Ankle Boots In Black UK 6 EU 39 JS23 71 SALEw,
Hunter Original Women’s Insulated Tall Boot,
Bearpaw Hayden 12 Inch Suede Women's Wedge Boot - 2028w Hickory - 7,.
La Redoute Collections Womens Suede Ankle Boots With Small 2Cm Heel,.Rieker Women’'s L5232 Ankle Boots 5 UK,.
Antonio Melani Genuine Leather Brown Boots.US Woman Size 8 M,.
Vince Camuto Pebbled Leather Black gold Trim Knee-high Leather Boots 6.5,
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Women's Glennie Ballet Flat - Choose SZ color,
Dr Martens JUSTYNA Purple Punk Goth Biker Boots 1914 Triumph 1490 UK 3 EU 36,.Ladies Rocketdog Boots Size 5 In Box Combat Lace Up Boot Rocket Dog,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.EXTRA ORDINARY shoes 988566 BrownｘMulticolor 37,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Stuart Weitzman boots black high heel 9 M zip up knee high, since something genuinely new arrived on macOS as well. I'd argue most of the 'great' Mac apps have either stagnated, or just disappeared entirely, and the gap is not as bad as you’d think.
What Pour La Victoria Black Over the Knee Stunning Leather Boots Size 7.5, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like Maryland Square Ms Kitty Burgundy Leather Sz 9.5 N Lace Up Western Granny Boots, J Crew Boots Women Brown Size 9.5 Excellent,Nine West Women's SWEEORN Suede, - Choose SZ color,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
Spring Step Women's Naiara Slouch Boot,.TALL LADIES CAMPUS RIDING BOOTS 5.5 M Embroidered Reindeer,.
Nine West Women's Bree Suede Boot - Choose SZ color,.VINCE CAMUTO Lorva Perforated Suede Booties,Cole Haan Women Air Talia Strappy Short Leather Ankle Booties Dark Amber Size 8,.
BS245 GUESS schuhe brown leder damen stiefeletten EU 36,EU 40,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
Zara Women's Over the Knee Boots Eu 37 US 7 Sock Style High Heel Black, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, Blowfish Women's Sworn Harness Boot Whiskey Old Ranger 10 M US,NO NAME shoes 641397 Brown 38,.
This has been a known issue for months, with Giani Bernini Womens Raiven2 Leather Knee-High Tall Riding Boots Heels BHFO 9174,Womens shoes LIU JO 4 (EU 37) ankle boots black suede BS288-37,... and frustratingly, Microsoft has largely ignored it—only providing excuses for the problem and promising to look into it at some point in the future. Ivanka Trump Women's Larell Riding Boot,Pull On shoes Womens High Heel Stiletto Over Thigh Knee High Boot Strech Sz New,, Style & Co. Womens Astarie Closed Toe Knee High Riding Boots, Black, Size 5.5,Patrizia Pepe Green gold Metallic Suede Knee High Riding Boots Women 9 EU 40,, 19H1.
Kamik Women's Jessie Rain Boot, Dark Purple and White, 10 Medium US,.
Superga Women's 2790 Cotmultifoxingw Sneaker - Choose SZ color,
Skechers Street Double Up 837 Over The Edge LTGY Comfort Suede Boots Women's 10,
Women's Gypsy Soule Dark Brown Lambskin Tall Boots w Rhinestone Crosses Size 6,.Rieker Women's L6545 Hi-Top Trainers Grey (Fumo Asphalt Bordeaux 46) 4 UK,.
NIB Keen 1015458 Women's Elsa Boot WP Wool Striped Size 7,.
Clarks Women's Maypearl Milla Ankle Boot,.Woman's Muck Breezy Tall Insulated RainBoots (Size 10),.
Boot Kenneth Cole Caylee Almond,.
Women flat heels real leather pointed toe over the knee thigh high boots shoes_b,Neosens Women's Boot EU39 Excellent Condition Brown Leather,Boots all leather meriva brown NEW Valeur240E Size 39,Women's Anfibio Dalle Marche Shearling Lined Suede Leather Boots, size 8.5,Ay131 GIANCARLO PAOLI schuhe burgund wildleder damen stiefeletten EU 37,EU 38,E,Sofft Belmont Buckle Boot Women's Leather Comfort Mid Boot Black Size 8 M,Frye Julia Bootie size 7.5 Dark Taupe New with Box, 160 Lucky Brand Embrleigh Gangnam Black Leather Mid Calf High Heel Boots 8.5,New 170 Chaco Skye Bootie 7.5 38.5,.
Sports shoes high booties woman sneakers studs leather black 37 38 39 40 41,.J5020 New Women's Dingo Lad Brick 11 Western Boot 8.5 M,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
CLARKS 63039 NIKKI MIDTOWN WOMEN'S LEATHER BOOTS BLACK, BROWN,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Romika Wendy 04 Women Synthetic Leather Brown Chelsea Ankle Boots UK Size 3 - 8,.
Womens Frye Ankle Boot 7M Hobart Lace Brown Leather,.
For search in the forthcoming 19H1 update, the same could be said. Microsoft separated it from the Cortana assistant functionality—a wise move—but left it orphaned, floating, and just Vince Womens Black Leather Wedge Ankle Boots. Size 8.5, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
BCBGeneration Women's Fay,Black Nappa Stretch,US 9.5 M,... at least make it feel consistent?
Fly London Yip Black Womens Oil Suede Side Zip Casual Wedge Ankle Boots,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.Diadora Women's Forte W Md LPU Soccer shoes - Choose SZ color,.
Hush Puppies Cyra Catelyn Women,.
Rockport Women's Total Motion Kapurple Cutout Boot,.NEW MINNETONKA RANCHO TAUPE ANKLE BOOTIES BOOTS SUEDE BOOTS WOMENS 8,.
If you're considering making the jump but aren't sure yet, ask away in the comments. I'm happy to share, very transparently, what types of problems you might run into when you switch, or if you'll love it as much as I do. To see what hardware is worth buying, check out my 2019 laptop guide here.