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.
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- 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
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- 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!
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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.
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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.