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. FREDERICO LEONE LADIES gold BRIDAL FORMAL PUMPS SHOES size 5 ½ NEW IN THE BOX,, 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.

GIORGIO ARMANI Brown Leather Croc Size 37.5 Round Toe Heel Pump,

Franco Sarto Women's Darlis Pump - Choose SZ color,.


  • 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. FRYE Women's Kelly CVO Stud Oxford Flat,

Imagine Vince Camuto leddy Womens Heels & Pumps midnight true suede 8.5 US 6.,

Jimmy Choo Romy Ballet gold Sparkly Flats sz 40, 

I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Fashion lace up women pumps genuine leather thick high heels platform shoes,.

ESSEX GLAM Womens Platform High Heel Peep Toe Ankle Strap Sandals shoes,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.

JIMMY CHOO 40mm Gemma Suede And Patent Slingback Pump 8B 38EU,.Franco Sarto Women's HANELI Heeled Sandal hotpink 10 M US,.

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.

Isaac Mizrahi Live Embellished Block Heel Pumps Dark Red Fabric Womens 7 New,Elegantpark women Peep Toe Pompes à Talons Hauts Satin Lace shoes de Maria,FINN COMFORT 10 1 2 US (8 UK), 'BIERUT' womens leather, S-W-16, INC International Concepts shoes Sharee High Heel Rhinestone Evening Sandals 8.5, Gabor Women’'s Casual Ballet Flats Green (Oliv 45) 6 UK,Emanuel Ungaro Size 7 1 2 Ladies Heels,Gianni Bini Fool Sparkly Heels Size 7,.


Elk 6.5 slip on cowhair leather women's loafers. Made in India, Australian co,.Eneslow Women's Leather Oxford - Brown Black - Made in - 39.5,.

WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Flexx The Torri Leather Slip-On Flat, 10,.

women Remonte shoes avec Remonte Tex - R1403,Elegant women's pointed toe stiletto high heel slip on PU leather platform shoes,

Irregular choice boots size 5 38,



women Office Marieur Bloque Escarpins Mono Léopard Serpent Talons,

GUESS Carrie Pumps Stilettos shoes,.

J.crew Bow Loafer Women's shoes Leather Highland Mist White Size 8.5,.GRAVATI ITALY ARTHUR BEREN LUXURY MULE IN COGNAC VACHETTA 9 M XLNT,.

Heel LifeStride Marcela Tan White,

Escarpins LEA CASATI Cuir black T 38 TBE,.

Frye Boots Woman's Size 9.5 Tan Leather Clog Mule Harness Slip On Heels,Guess Leather shoes size 5.5 New with Box (floor sample shoes),, Escarpins en cuir classiques Edeo 1559 brown,Imagine Vince Camuto IM-JALEN Womens Jalen Wedge Sandal- Choose SZ color.,J.Renee Frauen Geschlossener Zeh Klassische Pumps blue Groesse 13 US ,.

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

Fashion women's square toe stiletto high heels side zip leather mid-calf shoes,

Givenchy Crystal Trimmed 110 Satin Pump,.

Gentle Souls Frauen Loafers black Groesse 9.5 US 41 EU,Jessica Simpson Pelina Stretch Booties Black Luxe Patent Stretch 8M, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.

Francesco Sacco .Python Brown Snakeskin.Peep Toe Heels.Swarovski Size US 7.NEW,

One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.GUESS BY MARCIANO LUCY PUMP SIZE 6.5,.

Fabulicious AMUSE-56 Women's Black Lace-Mesh Heels Lace Overlay Open Toe Bootie,.

Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Jessica Simpson Women's Cambredge Dress Pump, Taupe Combo, 9 M US,

Emporio Armani XEDN29 Burgundy Platform Sandal 9.5M NIB 655, 

Heel LifeStride Leena bluee White,.

Ferragamo Women's shoes Heels, 8B, Tan, (FF019), Retail 535.00,.Jeffrey Campbell Women's décolleté shoes Brown 63591 UK,.

Jimmy Choo Ivory Leather Kitten Heel Sandals SZ 36.5 sale.,.

Gabriele Womens 830220 Loafers bluee (bluee) 6 UK,

Geox Womens D Omaya a Trainers Off-white (Off White C1002) 7.5 UK,

Funtasma Women's Victorian 30,.Jeffrey Campbell “Rock Play” Wedge Black White Weave Size 6,.

Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.INC International Concepts Zitah3 Womens Heels & Pumps Pearl gold 7 US 5 UK k,.

There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Fendi designer heels,  womens shoes size 39.5, 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 Gianvito rossi animalier plexi jen slingbacks G95055 05CU0 PVO Leopard Print Bla, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like IOB Cole Haan Pink Fuchsia Leather Heels Pumps Slingback shoes kitten 8 AA, Giuseppe Zanotti Booties Black Size 39,Giuseppe zanotti pony hair stilettos size 41,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.

Finn Comfort Sarnia 2365 Black Women Leather Snake Embossed Laces shoes Trainers,.Gabor Womens Comfort Basic 375 Derbys Grey (silver Schws.h) 5 UK,.

FREE SHIPPING AUTHENTIC VERSACE SHOES SNEAKERS MEDUSA NWT WOMAN'S,.Escarpins CHARLES KAMMER Tout Cuir black Made in T 36 TBE,Guess Snake Skin Heels shoes Women Used Pre-Owned Ladies Size 6 39 Party,.

GUESS GGVITTANA Women’s Pumps Classics Platform,Beige,Size 8.5 .Bridal.Christmas,

Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like Green label relaxing shoes 929259 Green 24.5cm, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, women PETER KAISER' Sina ' bride arrière cuir talons- bronze- Super prix,INC International Concepts Womens Carma Leather Pointed, pearl gold, Size 8.0,.

This has been a known issue for months, with Hush Puppies Women's Abia Chrissie Vl Flat Sandal,J4931 New Women's Imagine by Vince Camuto Dairren Petal Pink Satin Heel 6 M,... 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. Highest heel 'Fierce 101 ' Size 13 black 4.5 heels,Francesco russo lavender lizard pointed toe pumps size 37.5,, IDIFU Women's IN5 Charcy Peep Toe Buckle Strappy Sandals High Chunky Heel Bridal,Finn Comfort Brown Nubuck Leather Comfort Casual Mule shoes Women's 39 8 - 8.5,, 19H1.

Givenchy Leather shoes Sandals Womens Sz 40 Still New w Heels & Shark Lock,.

Exotic dancer 7 Pleaser lined platform slip on shoes,

Hogan HXW1440O11066VW0564 ballerina shoes Women's Black AU,

Giorgio Armani Womens Low Heel Wear To Work Pointy-Toe Flats shoes BHFO 7230,.Fenty Puma By Rihanna Lace Up Slingback Heels Pink - Womens - Size 7 B,.

IRREGULAR CHOICE DECO DREAMS Cream Floral 40 7 shoes Wedding Vintage SALE PRICE,. 

Microsoft's "modern" design language against it's older one
Emanuel Ungero mullti color Crytal Ankle Sandals High (3in and Up) Size 8.5,

Heel Louise et Cie Hilio Odessa,.Irregular Choice Abigails 3rd Party Pink Lace Size 5 38,.

Jimmy choo lance sandals LANCE PAT Black - Authentic,. 

Elly Clay Morgan Leather Pump High Heels Size US 8 White 100% Leather Zara Style,EUC Auth Lanvin Black Patent Bow Flats 39.5,Elegantpark EP11099 Ferme Fleurs Dentelle Aiguille Talon Haut Pumps Femme Escarp,Hot Womens ladies New retro chunky heels loafers round toe oxfords shoes sizes 8,Gentle Souls Women's Rory Mule with Tassel Sneaker,Gabor Pleasure N P, Women's Ballet Flats Beige 8 UK,Jimmy Choo CROWN Enamel Patent Leather Open Toe Platform Heels Pumps shoes 40,French Sole Razor Leather Flat,GIOHEL ITALY RED HEELS POINTY TOE PUMPS SCHUHE LEATHER COURT SHOES WHITE 41,.

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

Givenchy shark tooth sandals shos black leather size 8 1 2,.Exclusive BCBG MAX AZRIA Black Leather Heels Ankle Strap Sz 10,.

Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.

Jeweled authentic Jimmy Choo black suede emerald rhinestone crystal sandals 39, 

One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.EXTRAVAGANTE PRADA PUMPS SCHUHE 1I912H black + FRESIA + STRASS 38 38,5,.

The tray is a mess

HÖGL Women's 4-10 1357 0100 Hi-Top Trainers Black (black 0100) 7 UK,.

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 Giuseppe Zanotti gold Leather High Heels Sandals Crystal Pumps Stilettos US 7.5, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?

Frye Women's Gunmetal Lena Zip Low shoes Dark Grey 7 M,... at least make it feel consistent?

Guess Womens kenzie2 Open Toe Ankle Strap Classic Pumps, Black Suede, Size 8.5 b,

Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.ESCARPIN PRADA SAFFIANO LUXUEUX 1I615D SETA NOUVEAUX 39 39,5 UK 6,.

Guess Red Suede Sling Back shoes 5,.


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.