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. NEW Aquatalia Perdi Weatherproof Black Suede Faux-Fur Cuff Ankle Boot US 8 + Zip,, 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.
New 449 TARYN pink black suede leather zipper FLAT TALL BOOTS shoes 6 -comy,
FRYE Brown Leather Knee-high Boot Boots Size 7,.
Frye 77337 Campus Caroline Brown Leather Biker Motorcycle Boots Women's Size 8,
- 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. Doralatina 41154 Botín women Afelpado Kaki Piso Bloque,
- TORY BURCH REVA WOMEN TALL BOOTS SUEDE RIDING LEATHER SHEARLING SHOES CAMEL 5 NW,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- NIB ANTHROPOLOGIE Sold Out PINK SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS Scalloped Accented Booties 8,
- 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!
Geox Women's D Thymar D Loafers Black (Black C9999) 6 UK,
shoes DOLOMITE Woman Trekking GREY Suede,Fabric 248116-GR,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.A.S.98 Benton black EU Size 36 or 37 Women's Boots,.
Aquatalia Women's ISLA Calf Ankle Boot Whiskey 9 M M US,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Fly London Men's Hobi813fly Chelsea Boots Brown (Brown) 6 UK,.NIB Dan Post Women's Tall Cowboy Boots Size 8.5 vintage Vintage Distressed Look,.
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.
New Django & Juliette Liston Womens shoes Boots Ankle,MORI ITALY PLATFORM NEUF KNEE HIGH BOOTS STIEFEL BOTTES DAIM LEATHER BLACK black,Cloud Aline bluee Leather Plush Easy Wool Ankle Bootie Comfort shoes 39EU 8 New, 60% OFF MARC BY MARC JACOBS WOMEN SHOES VARICK HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS BOOTS M9000359, Calleen Cordero Womens Size 6 Distressed Lace Up Wood Heel Boots,Brand New Womens Ariat Cowboy Boots Brown Size 8,Liberty Black Vintage Canela “Storybook Blossom Women’s Tall Cowboy Boots Brown,.
Dune London Women's Taite Boot UK 8,.
V ITALIA Black Black Leather Ankle Boots Size 39 US 8.5M MSRP 304,.Leather riding knee high boots black size 4 italian brand,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Donald J Pliner Women's Leore Fashion Boot - Choose SZ color,.
Bearpaw Women’s Clara Slouch Boots Black (Black Ii 011) 5 UK,3.1 Phillip Lim Dee Dee Kiltie Ankle Boot, Black,
Marc Fisher LTD Women's Brown Suede Arrine Over-the-knee Boot Size 8M,
TOPSHOP ANTELOPE ZEBRA ANIMAL PRINT FUR PLATFORM WEDGE ANKLE BOOTS 4 37,.
AIRSTEP SCHUHWERK FRAU STIEFELETTE LEDER BEIGE - 2EDD,.
SCHUTZ Womens Black Leather Wedge Booties Sz 7 B,
Muck Arctic Sport II Tall Black Womens Boots,.
Free Bird Womens Boot 6,.Stuart Weitzman Curvia Suede Pump in Otter NIB MSRP 395 Multi Sizes,.
Corral Camel Netting Overlay and Studs Western Boot C3182,
Camper Peu Cami women Brown Nubuck Stivaletti - 40 EU,.
Mismatched John Fluevog Skip Rope Tall Combat Boot Red Size 6 Left Size 7 Right,Bottines Maison Pere femme modèle AH17CHB1 size 38 viscose soie bois,, Nanette Lepore Women's Nico Fashion Boot - Choose SZ color,Ariat® Ladies Dixon Distressed gold Western Ankle Boots 10027287,NWB BRIAN ATWOOD Sexy Black Womens leather Ankle Booties Boots high Heels 9.5,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Women's Turquoise Western Cowboy Boots Full Stitched Overlay Distressed Leather,
NWT FRYE WOMENS RIDING LEATHER WIDE CALF 10B COGNAC,.Haider Achermann Womens Magnolia Metallic leather ankle boots IT40 US10 RTL 1320,shoes KANNA women Tronchetti black Tessuto 7694NE, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
Handmade Black Suede & Silk Corset Design Teatro alla Scala Boots size 7,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Roper Women's Native Western Boot - Snip Toe - 09-021-7124-1400 BR,.
Rag & Bone Women's Walker Charcoal Suede Ankle Booties Boots NIB Size 36 6,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Geox D64X9A Womens Wfelicityabx12 Ankle Bootie - Choose SZ color.,
black Giardini A807057d black Stivale women Autunno Inverno,
Brand New, Size 6.5, Sam Edelman Roden Slouch Boots, SOLD-OUT, golden Caramel,.
Bed STU Becca Women's Boots (11, Taupe Rustic Tan Rustic Mason BFS),.NEW PAUL GREEN OASIS ANKLE BOOTIE STRETCH BLACK PLATFORM SUEDE SIZE US 9M UK 6.5,.
Aquatalia Women's Hagar Boot, Black Crocodile, 6 M US,.
413 New Joie Gravel Studded Ankle Suede Booties Sz 8,
Woolrich Women's Meera Ankle Boot, Black, 10 M US,
LA CANADIENNE Mila WATERPROOF Zip Ankle Winter Boots Womens Black 10 NEW IN BOX,.bluendstone Super 550 Series Boot,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Boots bottines sancho cuir gras black 39,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Hunter Wellington Boots Wellies Womens Balmoral 3mm Neo Adj Olive Size 4 Eu 37, 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 Tory Burch Linnett Black Tall Leather Wedge Boots Women’s Size 8US, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like APC A.P.C. Magda Leather Chelsea Gumsole Boots Booties brown Fonce Brown 35, FRYE Women's Regina Heel Ankle Boot,Women's shoes MOMA 7 (EU 37) ankle boots beige leather BX980-37,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
Robert Clergerie Lace Up Mukluk Pony Hair Knee High Winter Boots Sz 6.5 B - 795,.Spirit By Lucchese Avery Grommet Brown Leather Western Cowgirl Boots Size 6.5,.
SILVANO SASSETTI NEW Ombre Distressed Peach Pink Leather Zip Ankle Boot 40 10,.Dan Post Women's Mesa Waterproof Work Boot - Soft Square Toe - DP59442,Miz Mooz Dez Women's Cowboy Boot,.
FLY London Suede Tall Wedge Boots Yulo Black 39=8.5-9 NEW A283462,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
women Ten Points Josette Chelsea Fibbia Stivali black Pelle, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, STUDIO POLLINI TEXTURED LEATHER PULL ON OVER THE KNEE KNEE HIGH BOOTS WOMEN'S 40,Karhu Women's shoes Lace-Up shoes - F804038 Multicolour Fall Winter 18 19,.
This has been a known issue for months, with PIERRE HARDY shoes 858876 Beige 35,Kenneth Cole New York Women's Abbey Platform LACE - Choose SZ color,... 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. Alma En Pena Pony, Botin para women. I18135-PONY BLACK,Ferrini Hornback Caiman Print Cowgirl Boot - Wide Square Toe - 9049304,, FRYE Women's Shirley Otk Suede Slouch Boot - color Cashew,Corral Circle G Women's Western Honey Harness Studs Ankle Boots Q5065,, 19H1.
Alberto Fermani Womens Knee High Boots 37.5 7.5 Beige Leather Low Block Heel,.
Diane Von Furstenberg Isilia Cutout Leather Suede Made In Bootie 7 448,
Hades MONARCH Steampunk Black Ankle Boots Flame Buckles Faux Fur 5 Metal Heels,
FRYE Womens Cherry Red Leather Ankle Booties Sz 6 NEW 221775,.Olukai NAHUKU Short Leather Boot Black Leather HANDMADE GOODYEAR, Womens Size 7M,.
Henry Beguelin Thigh High Leather Boot (Size 7),.
Dr Martens Fit 1460 Classic Purple Smooth Leather Boot's Size UK 8 EU 42 NH10 32,.Hunter Czarne Women's Original Studded Refined Tall Black,.
Ash Women's Imala Western Boot,.
OAK TREE FARMS MARY OLD WEST GRANNY VINTAGE STYLE RUSTIC FINISH BOOTS LEATHER,J.B.Dillon Brown GOAT LEATHER PT Women’s Cowgirl Boots size 10-B. JBW5001,Brako Stiefel Military 8470 charro antracita,Danner Women's Adrika Hiker 5 Hiking Boot Ash 5.5 M US New,FREEBIRD Cabcro Brown Leather Motorcycle Boots Women's Size 6,MORI MADE IN ITALY STIEFELETTEN STIEFEL SCHUHE VELVET PERLE BLACK black 39,MORI ITALY PLATFORM HEELS OVERKNEE BOOTS STIEFEL STIVALI LEATHER BEIGE CREAM 38,Sexy STIVALETTI DARK ROCK tacco 11,5 dal 36 al 42 black pizzo plateau zip lacci,Nevermind 20 Centauro Black Greasy Zip 63-17276 Kein Fernost Import,.
WOMENS CORRAL BLACK ANTIQUE SADDLE STUDS & WHIP STITCH BOOTS - US SIZE 6 M(1636),.LARIMAR LEATHER-001 Seychelles Womens Larimar BootM- Choose SZ color.,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
Leather knee-high stylish female boots,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Prada Stiefel mit Pelz Gr 36 nw,.
Hunter Original Tall Gloss Pale Mint Women's Rain Boots 7 (M) US New,.
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 Lucchese Grace Embossed Square Toe Western Boots Size 8.5B, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
400 FRYE Phillip Riding Tall Boot Buckle BLACK LEATHER EXTENDED CALF 6 B (X8),... at least make it feel consistent?
Abilene Oiled Cowhide Cowgirl Boot - Square Toe - 9011,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.ASH SCHUHWERK FRAU STIEFELETTE STOFF SCHWARTZ - 6F44,.
Frye Tooled Brown Leather Boots Whipstitched 45113 Sz 7 1 2 EUC Block Heel West,.
BALENCIAGA Black Leather Knee Boots, UK 7 US 9 EU 39,.Seychelles Women's Open Mind Ankle 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.