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.

LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Margarite Womens Boots Black Burnished Calf Calf Calf 6.5  US   4.5 947a54

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. Kurt Geiger Miss KG Block Heel Suede Knee High Boots 5 Boxed GORGEOUS,, 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.

Demonia BEAR-205 Pink Hologram Patent-Blk Vegan Leather UK 4 (EU 37),

Splendid Women's Culver Ankle Boot,, Black, Size 8.0 US 6 UK,.

The North Face Jozie Purna Sepia Brown Shiny Fig Green A0Z2G4V Women's SZ 10,

  • 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. Jeffrey Campbell Squall Quilted Boots In Green size 6,

RARE Carvela x Kurt Geiger Wolf black velvet thigh high boots,

NIB NAPOLEONI Size 38 Made In Leather Lace Up Grannie High Heel Booties, 

I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Stivali 111546 MTNG MUSTANG STIVALETTI women 51185 C38322 BLACK,.

Gentle souls shoes fenton size 9 nara,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.

Sexy Stripper 7 High Heel Chrome Platform Silver Ankle Boots w Rhinestones,.Womens Softwalk Dakota dark olive Distressed ankle booties sz. 7.5 W,.

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.

Pointy Toe High Block Heel Womens Over the Knee Boots Sequins Glitter Plus Sz Nw,Walking Cradles Mix Womens Boots Black 10.5 US 8.5 UK t,Women Riding Boot Sz 6, Pleaser Women's Seduce 4026, FRYE Women's Valerie Sherling Pull-On Riding Boot, Size 9.5, Brown, New,Dr Martens 1460 W Red red Patent Lamper Leather Boots Size UK 3 9,Lucky Brand Paxtreen Knee High Boots 459, Whiskey, 9.5 US 41 EU,.

Franco Sarto Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots Bailey Warm Grey 6M NEW A298314,.

shoes PHIL MELVIS Femme BEIGE Cuir naturel,Tissu 13283SATIN-TN,.MINNETONKA 1422 - Front Lace Knee-hi Size - color ,.

WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Isaac Mizrahi Leather Suede Western Bootie Silver Metallic 5.5M NEW A343598,.

Womens Muck Boot Arctic Weekend Black Quilt Size 10 NIB NWT,Denim Look Genuine Leather Chaps Covered Zipper Gathered Thigh Fitting,

Bella Vita Women's Ronan, Chestnut 9.5 W US,

FORNARINA Skyler Ankle Boots Leather Brown 177768,.

Hunter Womens Black Matte Rubber Rain BOOTS Original Tall Size 9 Women’s,.

Pleaser COURTLY-4017 Women's Black Faux Suede Credch Side Zip Thigh High Boots,

400 Donald J Pliner 'Devi 3' Boot Olive Camo Leather Size 6 M,.

Muck Boots Womens Hale MultiSeason Boot, Black,Hot Pink, 9, HAW404009,.Womens Original Hunter Wellington Boots Aubergine 3 UK .,.

Sesto Meucci Blondie Women's shoes Brown Leather Knee High Boots Sz 5 M NEW 400,

Pleaser Illusion-1018UV UV neon pink platform ankle peep toe boots heels 9,.

BRAND NEW KEEN WOMEN'S KACI WINTER WATERPROOF MID WITH BOX,Ladies Tony Lama Brown Snip Toe Western Cowgirl Boot sz 6 B ( 20057 AB),, Steve Madden Womens Eton Leather Almond Toe Knee High, Black Leather, Size 9.5 E,Skechers Women's Metronome-Mod Squad Ankle Bootie - Choose SZ color,FRYE Engineer Women's Gaucho 12 Boot 6M,.

No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.

Hunter Original Short - Gloss Black,

Demonia 3.75 Platform Heel Pyramid Strap Black Ankle Boots 6 7 8 9 10 11 12,.

ECCO Womens Shape 25 Boots Black (Black-buffed Silver 50781) 6 UK,FRYE MELISSA BUTTON SIZE 10 B LEATHER BROWNS IN GREAT CONDITION, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.

Tory Burch Bergen White Leather Ankle Booties 7 SO CUTE,

One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.BRAND NEW 150 FRYE CECE JODPHUR EQUESTRIAN STYLE STRAP POLISHED BUCKLE BLACK,.

Padders REGAN Ladies Womens Leather Wide Fit Zip Comfort Winter Calf Boots Brown,.

Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Me Too Marley Women's Black Leather Stretch Boots SZ 10,

Sexy STIVALI tacco 7,5 ARANCIO NEON reattivi alla LUCE UV dal 35 al 46 GLAMOUR, 

SALE SARA COLE DESIGN 'Ellen' Womens Black Leather Wedge Knee High Boots 40,.

Fibbia in pelle Meja delle donne Vagabond Zip Boot Black Dimensioni 3.5,.Funtasma Gladiator-208 Riemchenstiefel Römersandalen Beige 176666,.

Lucky Brand Kailan Womens Boots Rye 6.5 US 4.5 UK dc,.

Vintage Unisex Dan Post Snakeskin Boots.7.5,

women Skechers 14610 On-The-Go City2 - Set Casual Stivaletti Scamosciati Bassi,

Alfani Frauen Velvett Geschlossener Zeh Fashion Stiefel,.GUESS Womens vianne2 Closed Toe Knee High Fashion Boots,.

Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Ladies Rieker Y6767 Brown Casual Warm Lined Ankle Boots,.

There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been CLARKS CARIMA LUNA WOMEN'S SIZE 7.5 NEW BOX KHAKI COMBO 26121337, 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 Womens Sexy Winter Lace Up Round Toe Pumps Heels Camouflage High Boots Casual, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like Stivali women Tacco 11 Plateau  Blk Microfiber-Pu Pleaser ARENA-2030, MR.WOLF NEW 240 9 9.5 M 40 DARK BROWN STUDDED LEATHER BIKER MOTO BOOTS BOOTIES,Miz Mooz Sakinah Women's Mid-Calf Boot - Choose SZ color,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.

New Dr Scholl’s Black Halie Boots,.Joules Women's Crockington Rain Boot Pink 5 B(M) US,.

Palladium Pampa Solid Ranger Tp Boots shoes Tempo Libero Stivaletti Sneakers,. 295 BCBG BCBGMAXAZRIA Women MA-Elda 3 Square Toe Tall Boot shoes, Black, US 7.5,TORY BURCH Brown Pebbled Leather Knee High Wedge Heel Women's Boots - 10 1 2 M,.

VICENZA SCHUHWERK FRAU BUCHSE LEDER brown - 8FDF,

Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like Justin Reece Women Tweed Leather Brogue Ankle Boots Brown Oxford Size UK 3 - 8, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, Timber Land shoes 713587 Beige 22.0cm,Vasque 7141 Sundowner Hiking Ankle Boots Gore-Tex Womens 10 M,.

This has been a known issue for months, with ALLIGATOR CROCODILE WOMENS WESTERN COWBOY BOOTS STETSON 7.5 MED,Steve madden boots sz 6M,... 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. Dr. Marten Newton Cherry Red (Item 21856600),Cole Haan Harlow Bootie pointed toe Burgundy Womens Size 6 B NEW ankle boot,, blue Ouvriers blue marine en cuir VINCEZA,Hudson Womens Riley Boots Red - red (Rust) 3.5 UK,, 19H1.

5.11 Tactical Men's 8 ATAC Side Zip Boots Size 10.5 Wide Composite toe,.

Stuart Weitzman Apogee Black Suede Ankle Booties Size 7.5M F2675 ,

Womens Durango Philly 9 Harness Fawn Brown Zip Up Boots Size 6.5 RD9414 NIB,

1 Day Sale Ed Hardy insulated suede boots with Born Free painted eagle motif,.New Joie Lucy Embellished Suede Medium Tan Booties Reg. 335, Size 36,.

Alegria Leather Lace-up Boots with Faux Fur - Twisp 36 6 -6.5M HAZEL RTL 160,. 

Microsoft's "modern" design language against it's older one
Tecovas Women’s Penny Western Boot size 8 Bourbon Calf,

Cougar Talon Black Floral Rain Boot Sz 7 NIB Rubber & Neoprene Waterproof,.Free People Hybrid Heel Boot Size 6 MSRP 198 Women New Leather,.

VICENZA FOOTWEAR WOMAN SOCKET LEATHER BROWN - CE41,. 

NEW Aquatalia Francie Black Leather Laser Cut Ankle Bootie, Women Size 5, 450,WEEKEND BY PEDRO MIRALLES Women’s 22078 Slip on Trainers Black (black Black ),Palladium Army Trng Camp Womens Black Canvas Boots Size UK 3 - 8,Tamaris Women Ankle Boots 41 Black Leather Suede shoes Np 95 New,Marc Fisher Medium Calf Leather Shaft Boots Taupe 6W NEW A295884,Softinos by FLY London Leather Low Ankle Boot Farah Dark Green Womens 37 6-6.5,SILVER PVC Ankle High Ballet Boots with STRAPS, high heals, sexy boot,corset 7 ,Dansko Raina Womens Boots Chestnut Burnished Calf 6.5 US 4.5 UK c6rh,Ladies Easy B Adelaide Ankle Boots,.

The new version of the right-click menu in Windows compared to the old version

Guiseppe Zanotti Black Shearling Zipper Booties size 37,.Womens Fly London Yomi Black Cupido Wedge Heel Ankle Boots Shu Size,.

Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.

Palladium Pallabosse lo Bracciale L shoes Top Alto Donne Scarponcini 95944-039, 

One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Frye Shirley Shield Short Boot Charcoal Smooth Vintage Leather Size 5.5 B,.

The tray is a mess

NIB Cobb Hill CAI38 Sabrina Black Heeled Dress Bootie Size 7,.

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 Top Totty Silver Women Drag Men Over Knee Clear heel eredic boots, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?

Women's Circle G by Corral Brown Crackle Bone Embroidery Snip Toe L5048,... at least make it feel consistent?

Gentle Souls Kenneth Cole Best Of Boots Black Size 10M MSRP 250,

Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.Naturalizer Womens Dev Leather Almond Toe Knee High Fashion, Saddle, Size 9.5 A7,.

Aerosoles Women's Vitality Boot Mushroom 8.5 M US,.

Ariat ARIAT Ivy Cruiser Grey Wool SZ 9.5 B M US,.Womens Marc Jacob Tall Lace Up Leather Boot Patent bluee Combat 36.5 6.5 495,.

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.