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. Gant Women’'s Ashley Chelsea Boots Brown (Cognac G45) 7.5 UK,, 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.
Kurt Keiger Tring Knee High Black Suede Leather Boots Size 5,
Hunter Tall Suede Leather Boots,.
Igi & Co A16f boot talon d'IGI & CO women 68622 00,
- 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. Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot (Women’s) in Ocean bluee - NEW - 150,
- Donald J. Pliner womens dark red suede leather combat boots sz 7.5 great shape,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- Freebird by Steven Lucy Women's Grey Distressed Suede Mule Clog Bootie 6M 195,
- 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!
MIU MIU Women's Italian Black Leather Fashion Knee-High Zipper Boots 38.5 8.5,
T.U.K. shoes Womens Black Suede Quilted and Studded Yuni Boot,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Iro Women's Nixy Leather Double Buckle Booties shoes Black,.
Anthropologie Tessia Bootie by Guilhermina Woven Leather Brown Sleek 41 10 278,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Ladies Remonte Knee Length Boots R2277,.Lederstiefel Wildleder RALPH LAUREN T 38 Absätze 4 sehr guter Zustand vintage,.
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.
INC International Concepts Leena Women US 8.5 Black Bootie,Jimmy Choo Women's ankle Boot 39 .5,Brand New Anna Sui Boots Piura Coral 38 8, Romika Varese N 12 Women Leather Matt Black Casual shoes UK Size 3 - 8, DT189 MOMA EU 37 UK 4 shoes brown suede women boots,shoes black GIARDINI women Tronchetti black Pelle naturale A806911D-100,Demonia Damned-225 Black Velvet Buckle Platform Boots - Gothic,Goth,Punk,Black,B,.
GORILA Girls’ Tenzing Slouch Boots Grey (Derby 14) 4 UK,.
Bogs Women's Plimsoll Leafy Insulated Boots Black Multi 72111-009,.NEW Frye Sz 7 B Veronica Short Glazed Vintage Ankle Distressed Boots Crackle,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Unisa Edwin Bordeaux Tronchetto women Autunno Inverno,.
Frye Phillip Studded Harness Short Boot, Black. Size 6,Aldo Womens Jeffres Riding Boot- Choose SZ color.,
Womens 8 Jeffrey Campbell Zipped Distressed Brown Leather Over The Knee Boots,
New Dr Marten Flora Chelsea Black Womens shoes Casual Boots Ankle,.
Liberty Black womens Boots 7.5 Square Toe Harness Western Brown Leather Distress,.
Women's Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Slip on Boots, Size 8.5 M, NIB, MSRP 735,
GIANNI BARBATO SKRETCH MILIT BLACK LEATHER KNEE HIGH BOOTS SIZE EU-38 US-8,.
ASH 2909 Wo's EU 37 US 7 Black Leather Studded Moto Steampunk Combat Biker Boots,.Miz Mooz NYC Gravel Brown Leather Shankara Lace Back Riding Boots 38 7.5 8 NEW,.
women Roamers L380 Punta Cuadrada Orificios de ante Botines Safari Ciruela Rea,
New in Box SAM EDELMAN KENNY 7.5 Suede Black Leather High Ankle MID Calf Boots,.
CLARKS Women's Malia McCall Boot - Choose SZ color,BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Jolie Bootie Ankle Boot, Black, Size 8.0 E45h,, 595 new RAG & BONE 35 5 NEWBURY Booties Ankle Woven Leather BOOTS SOLD OUT,Mikala Marian black leather tan suede western riding equestrian boots 8 B NWOB,Womens Real Lamb Fur High Top Ankle Boots Lace Up Riding shoes Military Outdoor,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Abilene 9002 Women Red Garment Laced Leather 11 Snip Toe Western Boots,
Crocs You by Crocs Jackers boots leather lined 6 Med NEW,.Paola Ferri by Alba Moda real genuine leather boots suede 9m, 695 LOEFFLER RANDALL MATILDE Knee High Low Wedge Boots Womens US 11B Mismatch, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
Giani Bernini Frauen Raiven2 Pumps rund Leder Fashion Stiefel,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Lady Couture Women’s Casino Platform Wedge Rhinestone Boots Aqua Size EUR 38,.
Premium Ranger NPS Made in England Petrol Rub Off 8Eye Steelcap NS034-X11551PETR,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Lartiste By Spring Step Belgard Mid Heel Boots Leather Womens Ankle Boots Mid,
Ladies Macie Bean Boots-Tan & Brown w Cross, Style M8030,
BURBERRY PRORSUM - BOOTS - shoes COMPENSEES - POINTURE 36 EU - AUTHENTIQUE,.
Franco Sarto pinklle Women's black leather tall high boots sz. 7 M ( 37 ),.Cotswold Ascot Waterproof Pull On Boot,.
Vagabond Women's Grace Ankle Boots Black (Black) 5.5 UK,.
Paul Green 'Malibu' Sliced Zip Bootie- Black-Size US 8.5 6 EU- 398-(P58),
Franco Sarto Women's Dalton 2 Mule Mule - Choose SZ color,
Women's Leather Cowboy Boot Size 7B Tan dark brown WORN ONCE INSIDE Paid 239.0,.Jerome C. Rousseau New Delair Black Womens shoes Size 6 M Flats MSRP 695,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Frye Wyatt Harness 76806 Black Leather Cowgirl Motorcycle Boots Women Size 11 M,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been New FRYE Women's Renee Seam Short Cashew Leather Boots Sz 10 298, 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 ANGLOMANIA shoes 161302 gold 24ｃｍ, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like Frye Women's Phillip Harness Brown Sz 7 1 2, Durango Rebel DRD0107 Womens Brown Faded Flag Western Boots,Bottes women Nabuk Cuir Vintage Cuissardes Motard avec veau réglable Moto B50f,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
KicKers Stiefelette Misshight 577400-5081 Black,.Women's Born Casco PullOn Chelsea Boot Black Leather F28803,.
Fly London Womens Adit951fly Desert Boots Red (Red) 8 UK,.NIB Black Genuine Lambskin Leather Heels Boots NYC Designer Size 10 fit 9.5 625,CALZATURA women STIVALETTO OXS PELLE brown - E90E,.
Ariat® Ladies Dulce Tawny Brown Ankle Boot 10023193,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
TORY BURCH MARLENE BLACK LEATHER RIDING BOOTS SIZE 9 M, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, SOLD OUT POPULAR BLOGGERS Mango Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots A W18 SIZE 6,Naot Women's Baccio Boot - Choose SZ color,.
This has been a known issue for months, with Original Car shoes Women's Dark Brown Leather Knee High Boots Sz US7 RTL 695NIB,Geox Women's women Janira E Platform Sandals White (White Caramel C1z5g) 6 UK,... 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. Stuart Weitzman Blizzard Grey Suede Long Hair Mid Calf Boots Size 7 M F2740,THIERRY RABOTIN Leather boots velvet bluee black 36.5 37 ,, Kork Ease 8.5 Rare Cognac Brown Tassel Suede Leather Umbriel Heeled Boots 300,Acne Studios Stripe Suede Mules NIB Size 40 EU US 10 Orig. 670,, 19H1.
Durango DRD0315 Womens Lady Rebel Auburn Chestnut Leather Western Boots ,.
EMU Australia Womens Sheepskin Stinger Lo Boots - Chestnut - 10,
shoes women Creeper Tacco Plateau 2 Bianco Pelle Pleaser CREEPER-608,
FRYE VERONICA STRAP SHORT Leather Boots - HTF CHOCOLATE 428 Ret,. 525 size 40.5 US 10.5 See by Chloe SB19046 Black Leather Knee High Riding Boots,.
Frye & Co Women’s Cellina Tall Inside Zip Boot Caramel Extended Size 9M,.
Free People Black Leather Boot Circle Back Heel Boot in black SZ 39,.Boot Nine West Ingramm Black Multi Leather,.
VTG FRYE Short Dark Brown Leather Western Boots Short Style Size Zip Sz 6 F973,.
Bugatti Women’s 411569324140 Ankle Boots (Dark Brown Metallic 6190) 5 UK,Irish Setter Women's 6 Crosby Waterproof Composite Toe 4 Boot 83224,Tods Womens Boots bluee Size 36,La Canadienne Waterproof Suede Knee High Boots,FRYE Brown Leather Ankle Boots Women's Size 6B Back Zipper Snap Flaps,Rag and Bone harrow boots camel size 36,REBECCA MINKOFF Women's Illan Suede Fringed Ankle Boots 295 NIB,VIA SPIGA 16 TAN SOFT LEATHER WIDE CALF BOOTS SIZE 9.5 M,Muck ARCTIC HUNTER Boot REALTREE Camo WATERPROOF Hunting AUTHENTIC Womens 9 US,.
Ariat Women's Quickdraw Boots Chestnut Lime Size 10,.CALZATURA women STIVALETTO POESIE VENEZIANE ANFIBIO PELLE black - 898E,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
Matisse Meyer Tan,NEW Western Trend Bootie Size 8M Retail Price 176,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Nine West Women's Jaison Leather Ankle Bootie,.
NEW CAMPER Oxyde black Cami Yeti Ladies Peu Cami BOOTS SIZE 40 10,.
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 BRUNO FRISONI shoes 955884 Black 38, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
Women's VIA SPIGA ADELA 228757 black suede wedge booties sz. 8 M,... at least make it feel consistent?
Womens Fly London Salv Rug Leather Purple Flat Chelsea Ankle Boots Size,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.Nocona Boots 249 Womens Baylor Tan Cowboy, Western Boots 6.5 Medium (B,M),.
REBA Ok Dark Tan Brown Leather Womens Pointed Toe Boots shoes US 8 M EUR NWB,.
Lucchese Catalina Brown Floral Printed Shortie Boot, Mens Size 8 Medium (B543),.Report Women's Liola Western Boot - Choose SZ color,.
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.