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. Beautiful Tory Burch Snakeskin flats 7.5 225,, 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.
Ballin Sz 36 EU 5.5 US Barbie Pink Embossed Croc Leather Slides Mules Pumps,
260 JOAN & DAVID AVERY Light Natural Leather Designer Platform Wedges 8.5,.
Ann Taylor Katia Leather Ankle Strap Heel Navy bluee Sz6 Croc Career Pointed Toe,
- 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. Boots collector free lance black suede embroidered 38,5,
- AD131 GIANNI MARRA schuhe beige lack damen pumps EU 40,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- Alexander Smith - shoes-Sneakers low - Woman - White - 5030608E184312,
- 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!
AQUAZZURA damen schuhe shoes Iris suede Powder Puff Slingback pompon PWPMIDL0SUE,
BZ722 CALPIERRE schuhe red lack damen pumps EU 37,5,EU 38,EU 38,5,EU 39,EU 41,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Benjamin Adams 'Tallulah' Champage Glitter Wedding Peep Toe shoes UK 8 EU41 BNIB,.
Boss Hugo shoes for women-size 39 UK 6,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Ann Taylor Spencer ZIP Strappy Sandals - 8.5 - BRAND NEW,.AUTH LUXURY PRADA PUMPS SHOES 1IP286 BLACK PATENT NEW US 9.5 EU 39,5 40 UK 6.5,.
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.
AC848 MBT shoes brown cuir verni femme mocassins EU 37,Bella Vita Jolie II Women's Pump,Bed Stu Womens Kaley Black Ankle Strap Heels Size 11 (177756), ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Metallic Skull Patent Leather Slippers, white-size 40 NIB, 1.State Black Suede Ankle Strap Block Heel Size 6,Beautiful Designer OSCAR DE LA RENTA Ladies Black Satin Open Toe shoes 7-1 2 M,11974-40692 Mocassini women Andrew Charles purple CAMILLA purple 39 IT - 9 US,.
Black red 6 Satin Knee High Boot shoes Heels Adult Women Ellie Halloween Sexy,.
490 New BURBERRY London Westford Graffiti Sneaker,9 39.5,ITALY,White Leather,NIB,.42337 auth TOD'S sand suede & camel leather Loafers Flats shoes 35.5,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.100% Authentic Valentino Rockstud High Heels Pumps shoes Coral Colour full set,.
258 Jcrew elsie cap toe pump beige,AETREX ESSENCE ZOE SNAKE CLASSIC PUMPS - size 7,
BNIB GIVENCHY LEATHER COLORBLOCK BROWN WHITE BEIGE HIGH HEELS SHOES IT 40 9.5,
ALDO GIRLS WOMEN BEIGE BROWN WEDGE HEEL SHOES,.
BLACK ROSSINI BLACK Leather UPPERS HIGH HEEL SHOES EUR SIZE 40,.
Beautifeel Paris Women's 2.5 Heel Black Leather Patent Strap Size 38 shoes 9584,
Anthropologie Naguisa Ribbon Espadrilles 178 Sz 40 (9-9.5) - NWOB,.
Burberry Brown Leather shoe ( 38 ),.Bill Blass Women's Mae Leather Clogs,.
Ballerines REQINS HARMONY CUIR PEAU blackE,
ALDO Women's Stessy Pump - Choose SZ color,.
BURBERRY gold LEATHER WEDGE WOMEN'S SHOES SIZE 40 EU OR 9 US ITALY 600,Authentic Prada Black Leather Kitten Heel Pumps, Size 36, 6 US,, ANTIA Torrie Mocha Women's shoes Heels - Size 7.5 Slim Width Style A1012-038 NEW,Bordello heels size 10. Very sexy Great for Valentine's Day to show off,BARRACUDA SCHUHWERK FRAU ÜBERSTREIFEN LEDER BRONZE - 8975,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Alexander McQueen Floral Leather Slip-On Flats shoes,
1290 Alaia Black Suede Eyelet Grommets Platform Sandals Pumps 37.5 shoes,.ANTONIO MELANI pointed toe heels new 7 1 2 classic shoe leather,Adam Tucker Womens Nikki Leather Closed Toe Ballet Flats, BlKNAP, Size 9.5, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
BNIB DUNE Ervyn Black Fringe Studded Punk Rock Trendy shoes Trainers Size 4,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Alfani Joan Womens Size 10 Black Open Toe Textile Dress Sandals shoes,.
Arche Baryaz, Woody (Greased Nubuck), Havane (Brown), Ballerina,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Bates Men's High Gloss Durashocks Work shoes - Choose SZ color,
Aerosoles Women's Deal Breaker Pump,
Badgley Mischka Women's Cascade II Dress Sandal Size 10 M US,.
Andrew Charles 4150003 VERNICE METAL SENAPE ballerina shoes Women's Yellow US,.Aldo Black Strappy Uk Size 5 Lacey High Heels Sexy Evening Party Classy Formal,.
Arche Ballerina, Lilly, Nubuck, dunkelblue (Nuit), Latexsohle,.
Avec Les Filles Women's Myrina Ballet Flat,
Adrianna Papell Size 7.5 M KANE Brown Leather Loafers Oxfords New Womens shoes,
882- Mocasines brown lazo TRIPPEN 6IT 7UK 41 Excelente estado,.BS663 LIU JO schuhe black textil damen slip on ohne verschluss herbst-winter,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Amalfi By Rangoni Brown Leather Loafers shoes Women’s Size 7. Brand new..,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been BEBE Paige Black Cream Animal Print Ankle Strap Fashion High Heels, 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 10021153 Ariat Women's Serape Cruiser Chocolate Fudge With Red Serape Stripe NEW, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like AUTHENTIC LUXURY PRADA SAFFIANO SANDALS SHOES 1XZ265 blueE 38,5 39 UK 5.5, BRAND NEW STEVE MADDEN pink LIGHT PINK SUEDE FLAT POINTY SHOES ASOS SIZE 4 -,BT74 MOMA schuhe yellow leder damen elegante EU 37,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
BODEN Womens Heel - Glossy Black - Slingback - Pointed Toe - Size 38,.APC Women’s shoes - Size 38 - Navy bluee Moccasin Heel - Calf Leather,.
Bottines femme ART CIE en 40 shoes bottes low boots bordeaux black grey NEUF,.AE549 BRACCIALINI shoes black synthetic leather women moccasins EU 37,EU 38,EU,Bottega Veneta Fiandra Intrecciato Nappa Leather Slipper, 38, bluee,.
Black lace high heel pumps,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
Betsey Johnson Women's Walland T-Strap Sandal Black 10 M US, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, B-Click Footwear Micro-Fibre Slip On Safety shoes Black 39 EU,AUTHENTIC JIMMY CHOO x ROB PRUITT ANOUK LACE COVERED LEATHER HEELS SIZE 42,.
This has been a known issue for months, with Authentic Prada Women's Suede Leather High Heel Classic Pumps shoes Sz 6.5,Brinley Co Women's Delia Pump, Grey, Size 8.5 US 6.5 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. Aquazzurra Navy Suede Rockstar Pointed Toe Flats SZ 38, 600 Manolo Blahnik Green Leather Pump Dorsay shoes 37,, Black Salvatore Ferragamo Stiletto Buckle Boots 8 shoes Heels Booties,BCBGeneration Women's Harleigh Chain Pump, Black, Size 9.5 N7wk,, 19H1.
FREE PEOPLE JEFFREY CAMPBELL JAIMIE KITTEN HEELS sz 9 (AS IS),.
Callaghan P19g Frauenschuh mit Absatz 21921 WHITE SILVER geschnürt,
3 Heel BELLE-309G Black Glitter,
BX842 OLGA RUBINI shoes black suede women pumps EU 38,.BLACK PATENT or MATTE PF KNEE-HI SANDAL BOOT. INNER ZIPPER Sz 5 6 7 8 9 10,.
825 NEW Christian Louboutin ALEXANDRA Lace gold Leather Bow Peep Toe shoes 40.5,.
Bally shoes flats with buckle,.Aquatalia Womens Dove pink Patent Open Toe Heels Size 6.5 (1400),.
Brown Tory Burch Heels Pumps Size 9.5,.
Black pumps 3361 BENEDETTA size6.5 (38) high heel simple Artmarry by EMS,Aldo Women’s Lassie Heeled Sandal UK 5 EU 38 JS28 72 SALEs,12667-44432 Ballerina women Andrew Charles Bordeaux NICKI Bordeaux 40 EUR - 10 U,Aerosoles Women's Times Square Dress Pump Black Suede 8.5 M US,ALEXANDER WANG AMINATA CROC AND LIZARD EFFECT LEATHER SANDALS EU 38 UK 5 US 8, 695 New NIB JIMMY CHOO Silver GRANGER 38 Metallic Slide Mules shoes,BeautiFeel Women's Mystique Pump, Black Crocco Print Suede, 35.5 Medium EU (4.5,ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SUEDE SEQUINS SKULL BALLET FLATS SIZE EU 38 1 2,BADGLEY MISCHKA Kurt Studded Booties Boots Mid Calf Heels Closed Toe Size 8 495,.
Barker Ladies Heather Loafer in Cedar Calf UK7,. 300 Emilio PUCCI Taupe Silk Bow Ballet Flats w Box Sz 38 8 EUC,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
BNWOT Jimmy Choo KESIA Flat Sandals size 36 UK 3 US 6 BROWN SUEDE,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.BRAND NEW in box Women’s Prada Leather loafers, size 37.5, royal bluee,.
189 VIA SPIGA TRIPOD Black Python Leather Designer ITALY Platform Sandals 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 Bordello by Pleaser Women's Teeze-04R Pump,gold Rhinestones,7 M US, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
Aerosoles Women's True Match Slip-On Loafer - Choose SZ color,... at least make it feel consistent?
Brunofrisoni Size 7 37 Purple Leather Pointed Toe Heels,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.6 Black Platform Tassels Cowboy Cowgirl Costume Stripper Dancer Boots Heels 8 9,.
Almost Brand New SUPER SEXY Fur Heels - Size 8 1 2 Medium - NINE WEST,.
AUTHENTIC GIANVITO ROSSI CRISS CROSS SUEDE 105 MM MULE Brand New,.Ballerina Daniele Ancarani in black suede with spherical heel,.
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.