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. CAMPER TOGETHER Jaime Hayon OXFORDS Ladies 37 6.5 Off White Leather FLAT shoes,, 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.
Castaluna Womens Wide Fit Trainers,
Gentle Souls Dana Leather Ballet Flats Mauve Burgundy Suede 7.5 Slip On Comfort,.
Sperry Top Sider Womens Boat shoes Firefish Animal Tan Leopard,
- 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. SAS Siesta Nurse White Laced shoes 9.5 M,
- Cole Haan City Loafers Size 9.5AAAA Black Leather New W o tags,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- New NAOT Taipei 71091 Black Madras Leather Clog Loafer Comfort Casual shoes 8 39,
- 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!
Aerosoles Womens payout Closed Toe Ankle Strap Mary Jane, Grey Combo, Size 6.5,
ANN TAYLOR Sz 7 Hayden Velvet Heeled Mules Wine Burgundy NIB 148,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.HUNTER Women’s Original Waterproof Penny Loafers Slip On Rain shoes US 6 UK 4,.
Schutz Alexaa Flat Pointed Toe Ankle Cuff shoes Buckle Ankle Cuff color Size,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Butterfly Twists Women's Ashley Closed Toe Ballet Flats Black (Black 242) 8 UK,.Speakup Black Crocodile Leather Nine West Flat,.
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.
NIB Merrell Around Town Flat Slide Sandal Navy bluee Brown J55544 Women's Sz 10,Stuart Weitzman Red Patent Leather Bow Flats Size 9 M,Womens shoes Stuart Weitzman size 8 studded Mules Clogs Pantoon Cognac Python, Cole Haan Elsie Bow Ballet Flats Black Leather gold Size 8.5 B 170, Clarks Collection Slip On Loafers Brown Leather Womens shoes Size 9.5 M,AJ103 JEANNOT shoes black cuir femme élégantes EU 39,EU 40,RACHEL ZOE AUDREY CUT OUT SUEDE FLAT SHOES NEW SIZE 10,.
NIB Donald Pliner Filo Crushed Velvet Driver Loafer shoes Currant Burgundy 7.5,.
Sam Edelman LIZZY Black Suede Leather Cap Toe Bow Ribbon Flats Sz 8.5 NEW,.Sam Edelman Rae Flats, Black, Size 6,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.AD685 OLGA RUBINI shoes burgundy shiny leather women elegant EU 35,EU 36,EU 37,,.
Dr.Martens POLLEY DAZE Woman's Multi color T-Bar Buckle shoes US 7,Cole Haan Grant Lte Women’s Flats Teal Pearlized 160,
Camper Fidelia Leather Mary-Jane, 41,
Tory burch shoes UK3, US5.5,.
Me Too Halle - Dark bluee Denim Floral Ballet Flat,.
Hotter Calypso Ladies Wide Fitting Comfort shoes in Burgundy,
Sundowner Couscous Leather shoes - Cement & White,.
PUMA Suede Platform Women Sz 8.5 Coral Cloud-Whisper White Fashion Sneakers 39,.Tamaris Women's 22165 Ballet Flats gold (pink Metallic 952) 3 UK,.
EUC Anthropologie MUSE women Neon Yellow SZ 38 leather Flat,
New SAS Genuine Leather Loafer Moccasin Tassel shoes Women's Sz 7 S,.
A - shoes Ballerines Vieux pink Beige Fleur Kickers Pointure 39 Neuves,Grenson womens flatform Juno crackled silver leather loafers, size 3,, LADIES CLARKS LACE UP SHOE AYLA REECE FROM THE CLOUDSTEPPER RANGE,Camper Womens Isadora Flat shoes Size 9 Copper Metallic Leather T Strap 209,Nine West Women's Xandi Fabric Ballet Flat,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Matt Bernson Size 10 White Leather Athletic Lace-up Espradilles Sneakers,
Women's Rockport Size U.S 7 Cambridge Boulevard Driving Moc Roccia Python A17(4,.H by Hudson Silver Arianna Flat Chain Leather Loafers Pumps Slip On shoes 5 38,Jil Sander Womens Ballet Satin Flats Sz6.5, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
NEW NIB FREE PEOPLE BRADY Slip On Brady Loafers shoes Carbon EU 37 7,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Chou Le Women's LEATHER SOFT CASUAL Burgundy Brown SLIP ON LOAFERS 37 US 6 6.5,.
Skechers Womens YOU Exhale Trainers Slip On shoes Knit Knitted Textured,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Tory Burch Wedge Espadrilles Majorca 85MM, Black Royal Tan, Size 6,
Soludos Platform Suede Smoking Slipper,
B. O. C. by Born Emalia flats black slip on floral detail sz 9.5 Med NEW,.
Vionic Women's Splendid Midi Slip-on - Ladies Sneaker W Concealed Orthotic Arch,.Doc Dr. Martens Womens Size 6 Burgundy Mary Jane Strap shoes Boots 20159,.
130 Corso Como Green Brown Camouflage Calf Hair Slip On lexie Loafers,.
HUSH PUPPIES MENS SHOES ,SIZE 11(ID 795 E),
AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni gold Leather Peep Toe Buckle Ballet Flats 39 ITALY,
Lucky Brand shoes 7 1 2 Brand New Leather Black shoes,.Macarena dama43ve Dark Black + NEW + Many Sizes,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Betsey Johnson Womens Joy Beige Ballet Flats shoes 6.5 Medium (B,M) BHFO 1902,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Salvatore Ferragamo Wingtip Bow Tuxedo Patent Leather Suede Flats Women's 8.5 AA, 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 Ladies Casual shoes Clarks Tri Step, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like Kelsi Dagger Women's Nuevo Ankle-High Leather Flat shoes, Lucky Brand Women's Carlyn Ballet Flat - Choose SZ color,LANDS' END 53592 WOMENS SHOES SIZE 10B,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
Donald J Pliner Arlie Leopard Cheetah Animal Ballet shoes Flats 6.5,.Paperina ballerina camoscio black visone art 3493 Calzaturificio R.P,.
Womens Suede Floral Embroidery Slip On Loafers Pointed Toe Flats Casual shoes,.Dansko Sonja Clog Slides Antique Brown Oiled Leather EU 38 US 7.5-8,Butterfly Twists Women's Olivia Ballet Flats Beige Beige (Nude Navy) 3 UK,.
Olukai Pehuea Charcoal Dark Shadow Loafer shoes Women's size 9.5 NEW,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
Spring Step Frauen Dematra Leder Loafers black Groesse 9 US 40 EU, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, RARE Tory Burch Green White Tassels Moccasins Size US 9 Woven Loafers gold Logo,NEW SAS WOMEN'S OXFORD TRAVELER BONE LEATHER WALKING SHOES SIZE 10 1 2 M W BOX,.
This has been a known issue for months, with New 78 Free People Solitaire Flats Leather Raspberry Maroon gold sz 39 9,Giani Bernini Frauen Jileesemid Leder Loafers blue Groesse 7.5 US 38.5 EU,... 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. MARTENS VEGAN CLARISSA II FINE CANVAS + OMNI PATENT SHOES SIZE UK 8,COLUMBIA 1594801039 - Vulc N Vent Boat Cvs Size - color ,, NEW IN BOX G.H. BASS SUEDE PERFORATED MULES FLATS CAMEL SIZE 8,ALANIA BELLE LADIES CLARKS SLIP ON LEATHER FLAT MOCCASIN LOAFERS CASUAL SHOES,, 19H1.
Rieker Slippers Sneakers Low shoes Trainers Ballerina Grey N3251 memosoft NEW,.
black Angello 1720 mocassini shoes nere,
Sanuk Womens BROOK KNIT, BLACK, 9 B(M) US Casual shoes,
women Office Galleggiante Pantofole black Basse,.Marc Fisher Frauen Alfoso5 Ballerinas, flach black Groesse 7.5 US 38.5 EU,.
Lanvin Women's Round Toe Slip On Loafers Zodiac Cancer Detail Black Size 10,.
Alegria KHL-632 Khloe Womens Tan Leather Slip On shoes Size EU 39 US 8.5 EUC,.NEW MERRELL DUSKAIR MOC SLIP ON SHOES WOMENS 9 LOAFERS BLACK FREE SHIP,.
NEW Vionic Romi Red Velvet Embroidered Flat In Size 11, Retail 128,.
SAS Clog SR Women's Size 7 WW Black Leather Buckle Clogs Slip On shoes YA-524,Chocolat blue Women's Seamed Flats Black Size 7,ZARA LEATHER BALLERINAS WITH STRAP AND FLOWER DETAIL SIZE UK4 EUR37 US6.5,VAGABOND WOMENS SHOES FLATS BLACK SUEDE BNIB EURO 41 UK 8,SIENNA , SLIPPER black LEDER , GR. 40,ECCO- WOMEN TOUCH SNEAKER SILVER Size 37 Silver Metallic,shoes loafers ladies brown hush puppies leather flats smart new 3 35.5,M2316 New Women's Clarks Bayou Beige Q Synthetic Loafers Size 7 M,Rebecca minkoff slip ons flats lace leather Black Size 6.5 M.,.
Women's shoes OLGA RUBINI 6 (EU 39) moccasins slip on black textile BX880-39,.Creepers Women’s Cre Camau Moccasins Black (Black) 5.5 UK,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
Chloe Womens Slip On Ballet Flats Nude Leather gold Studded Size 40.5 10.5,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Elie Tahari Berry Loafer 8.5 M Black New without Box,.
SEBAGO Roamers Women's Leather Brown Moccasin Loafer Slip Ons Moc Toe shoes 7.5C,.
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 Munro American Size 8 M Black Leather Mary Jane Wing Tip Isabel Work shoes Women, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
TREDAIR MIE ENGLAND MADE 'TNR1381L' WHITE BLACK CAT HEAD MARY JANES OXFORDS 11,... at least make it feel consistent?
Womens SAM EDELMAN FARA bluee suede ballet flats sz. 9.5 M NEW,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.Crocs Women's Sienna Shiny Flat W - Choose SZ color,.
ZARA FLAT LEATHER SHOES WITH BUCKLE NUDE SIZE 6 UK 39 EU 8 US,.
Bucketfeet Women's Pineappleade Slip On Sneakers, Black, 5 B(M) US,.Marc Fisher Womens Shiloh Leather Pointed Toe Slide Flats, Black Suede, Size 8.0,.
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.