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.

Isola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091cIsola Eleni II Pump - Women's Size 6M - - - Wheat 9b091c

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. Ladies Clarks Rounded Toe Casual Lace Up Leather shoes Wave Drift,, 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.

HOHE LEDER PUMPS black 1969 ITALY black SCHUHE D67 TOP LEATHER HIGH HEELS 36,

New Valeria Grossi Rid Womens shoes Casual Sandals Sandals Flat,.

BALLERINES REQINS HARMONY PEAU pink,

  • 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. Nine West Frauen Aweso Spitzenschuhe Knoechel Riemen Leder Gleit Sandalen Weiss,

Propet Mary Jane - Active - Women's Black - 6 Medium,

Bettye Muller Flats Mules sz 6.5 Womens Silver shoes Leather Tassels Brea NEW, 

I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.GUESS GOWAN Dark Pink Suede Platform Slingback Heels shoes, 7M - 139,.

shoes the Bear Women's's Lisa S Slip On Trainers Black (Black 110) 8 UK,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.

Haflinger Womens 42 AT Storm Graphit Storm Charcoal Wool,.NEW Aquatalia by Marvin K Panna Weatherproof Loafer, Smoke, Women Size 7.5 395,.

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.

ROBERT CLERGERIE WOMEN'S BLACK & GREY IORIS LACE-UP BROGUES SIZE UK 6.5 EU 39.5,DIANE VON FURSTENBURG, Carley Flats, Size 6.5, NWB, 210, CLEARANCE,Tory Burch Bridgette Ladies Ballet shoes, Size 5.5, NIB, Soft Style Women's Gisele Oxford,, Ladies Rieker Casual Lace Up Brogue shoes 51933,EVERLANE Black White Weaved Leather Loafer shoes Women Size 9 8.5M Made in ITALY,Brian Atwood bluee Villa Suede And Calf Hair Loafers Sz 9 NWB,.

VOLODIA BEIGE LMSP70 Women's shoes Size 7 (EUR 4.5) Leather Lace Up Mephisto,.

Gatsby gold Glitter Jon Josef Loafer Flat,.Skechers Web Low Top Sneakers Ladies Everyday shoes Laces Fastened,.

WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Dansko Bennett Black shoes Heels 40 Ankle Booties - Free Gift,.

Elegant Europe Womens High Chunky Heels Patent Leather Lace Up Spring Date shoes,British Womens Tassels Med Wedge Heels Creepers Bowknot Leather shoes Platform,

Ariat 10021625 Cruiser Silver Stream Faux Fur Western Casual Moc Toe shoes Loafer,

Roper Tooled Womens Tan Leather Filly Loafer shoes,.

Clarks Womens FASHON ICON METALLIC Leather UK 6,7,8,9,.

Tory Burch Resort Sunglasses Sunny Leather Espadrilles Sandal Jewel Oasis-Sz 7,

Vince Camuto Women's Regina, Pumpernickel, Size 6.5 YZso,.

Conni 5704 Black Patent Beige Leather Wedge Loafers shoes 38 US 8,.Skechers Women's goldie Diamond Darling pink gold Slip on Sneakers UK 5.5 US 8.5,.

8876-28974 Ballerine women V 1969 Italia E08 PITONE green green 36 IT - 6 US,

La Tenace Lackschuhe Halbschuhe Vernice grey green Fransen Absatz,.

Stuart Weitzman Charcoal Velvet Silver Hardware Bow Flats Size 6.5,NIB 550 Fratelli Rossetti Laceless Oxfords Loafers Genizana bluee Leather 37.5,, Conni 5713 Black Patent Beige Leather Lace-Up Wedge shoes 39.5 US 9.5,HOT Princess Womens Lady Party Pumps Wedge High Heel Platform Court shoes X531,Oscar de la Renta Tina Women's FLATS White Beige,.

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

Corso Como Linden Patent Leather Pumps, Women's Size 10M, Beige,

Fashion Ladies Buckle Tassel Womens Block Heel Spring Casual Pumps shoes Date US,.

GEOX Thymar A Nappa White sneakers sale d724ba,Conni 5713 Black Patent Beige Leather Lace-Up Wedge shoes 40.5 US 10.5, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.

women Skechers Flexible Pois de Senteur 22625 Floral Détail Dentelle Plat,

One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Clarks Women's Keesha Cora Aubergine Suede Casual shoes 6.5 Women Us,.

Christian Louboutin Ballalla PVC Kraft Red Pointed Toe Ballerina Ballet Flat 37,.

Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Eileen Fisher Hilly Suede d'Orsay Heels, Women's Size 6.5M, Black,

Dansko Women's Oxana Cheetah Hair Calf Leather Grey Black Loafer shoes NEW, 

Clarks AYLA PAIGE Black Women's Knit Slip On Loafer Flats 42613,.

New Paolo Conte real leather loafers shoes size 38,.Y-3 BI-colorD ELASTICATED FLEXIBLE BALLET FLATS Sz UK4 US5.5,.

SÚPER ZAPATO DE TACÓN LADY SARA PIEL brown VINTAGE1980 PARFAIT NUEVO T.37.5,.

Bernie Mev Womens Lulia Casual shoes Black Metallic Size 41 EU (10-10.5 M US W...,

Rockport Women's Brynn Slipon Pump,,

Rieker Women's Lace-Up shoes Low shoes Trainers pink, M6003 NEW,.Ecco black high top sneakers shoes in women or mens shoes,.

Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Ladies Rieker Cut Out Detailed shoes 46335,.

There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Klogs Naples Womens Leather Nurse Slip Resistant Slip-On shoes Black Size 6, 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 Prada Cream Patent Flats With Bow, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like UIN Women's Wandering Girl Painted Canvas Slip-on shoes Red 39, FRYE Camille Black Leather Perforated Slip On Loafer Fashion Sneaker Womens,Ecco FTwear Womens Women's Crisp II Mary Jane Flat - Choose SZ color,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.

COLE HAAN new size 7.5 C (wide) Tali Bow Ballet Flat Black Leather,.Hot Sexy Womens Pointed Toe Stiletto Roma Heels Black Leather Pumps Simple Heels,.

Europe Womens Wedge Med-Heel Lace Up Athletic Sneakers Pearl Board shoes US 11.5,.Born Sunburst bluesh Wingtip Sneaker, Size 7.5M, F39798, NEW,Women's shoes - Sesto Meucci Woven  Bronze Leather Mule US9.5M   85,.

Christian Louboutin Jonatina 100 bluee Positano Ankle Strap Sandal Heel Pump 38.5,

Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like Cole Haan S D12249 H2Patent 4817304Women's Taupe Suede Rare8.5B, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, Sebago Spinnaker Boat shoes Women's Sz.8.5 Black Tribal B41305,Ruby Shoo Phyllis Estate Cork Wedge shoes blue Salvia Sandali,.

This has been a known issue for months, with Fashion Bows Decor Leather Pointy Toe OL Block Heel womens Work formal shoes Hot,British Women's Block High Heel Round Toe Patent Leather Lace Up shoes Fashion 9,... 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. Cole Haan Laurel Wool Felt Moccasin Woman,Steve Madden Women's Jill Slip-on Loafer,, Isaac Mizrahi Live Suede Pumps with Embellishments Janey Suede Bordeaux 9 New,Gentle Souls GS01551SN Womens Dana Ballet Flat- Choose SZ color.,, 19H1.

Womens Skechers Go Walk Lite Cutesy Navy White Lightweight Comfort shoes Shu Siz,.

Versace 19.69 C01 VITELLO Mgold Classic shoes Women's Dark Brown US,

Canvas Women Sneaker Lace up Buckle Retro Wedge Heel shoes Fashion bluee Zipper Sz,

Betsey Johnson Blair Dot Black gold Glitter Red Heart Sneakers Size 10 shoes,.Ariat Women's Vintage Cowgirl Print Cruiser Slip On shoes - Moc Toe - 10024768,.

Lucky purplec Brown Oiled Suede platform wooden heel clog - size 7,. 

Microsoft's "modern" design language against it's older one
Dailyshoes Women's Comfortable Elegant high Cushioned Casual Low Heels Formal,

Dansko Professional Patent Leather Clog Black Women Sz 42 EUR 2678,.Womens Clarks Lace Up Brogue Style shoes - Raisie Hilde,.

Tory Burch Carlyle Woven Leather Tan and Black Flats, size 6 1 2,. 

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Beige Patent Leather Pumps EU 38 US 7.5,Betsey Johnson Duane Wedges-Women's size 10 M gold,FRYE BILLY SHOOTIE SUEDE SHOES NEW SIZE 9,Gabor Women's Fashion-65.152 Closed-Toe Pumps Black (Black 40) 6 UK,Bridal By Butter Size 5 M White Satin Open Toes Pumps Heels New Womens shoes,Womens Franco Sarto NIB Twilight Taupe Flats 6 M,HELIA CALZATURA women DECOLLETE CAMOSCIO BEIGE - 969E,VIA SPIGA Yovela Women BALLET FLATS (8 M, BRNOVERFLW),DR MARTENS shoes Polley Daze Floral pinks PSYCHEDELIC Punk MARY JANE Womens 159,.

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

Fashion High-heeled shoes Sweet Cute Lolita Japanese Princess Sandals Bow FT-W32,.LILITH France Oxford shoes Leather Metallic Bronze Size 38 US 8,.

Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.

T.U.K. Retro Lingerie Print Bombshell Vintage Bow Stiletto High Heel shoes, 

One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Donald J Pliner DANIE Bronze Antique Metallic Loafers Size 9.5 M NEW,.

The tray is a mess

Hotter Shake Ladies Wide fitting comfort Bar Work shoes Black,.

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 Gladiator Womens Party Boots Over Knee High Heels Stilettos Jeans Denim Open Toe, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?

Tabitha Simmons Metallic Laser Cut Sandals - Size 41,... at least make it feel consistent?

Beige Look Leather BASIDO Slip On Cut Out Tie Party Evening Heel shoes Sz 4 37,

Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.Women's Fendi Cherry Red Flats,.

Womens Vince Blair Sneaker, White, UE size 8.5, EUR size 38.5,.

High Platform Wedge Leisure shoes Womens Lace Up Leather Solid Creepers Spring,.Casual Womens Pointy Toe Cross Strap Sandals Leather Pumps Med Block Heels shoes,.

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.