For the first time since 2015, I am writing a post here at ClintonFitch.com on a Windows PC. It is not that I necessarily planned to move away from my MacBook and MacOS, far from it actually. Nor does it mean that I’ve given up on Chrome OS. My trusty Acer Chromebook 14 is sitting next to me as I write. But the reality of my day-to-day job kept pushing me ever closer to this eventuality. We are a pure Microsoft shop so while I could somewhat get away with it on MacOS, it was becoming increasingly difficult to leverage Chrome OS.
Add to this my general unhappiness with MacOS Sierra. It was okay but it never really performed well on my 2016 MacBook Pro. I had stability issues with it (even after a complete wipe of the system) and, going back to my point about my day-to-day job, Office apps were never really all that great. Sure, Office 2016 is way, way better than 2011 for Mac but there was still a feature gap between it and the Windows version. This was especially true of Outlook.
So I made the jump. Having updated my wife’s Lenovo ThinkCentre to version 1703 several weeks ago and playing with it, I was impressed with how far Windows 10 had come along. It was smooth, it was stable and it was usable. My last experience with Windows was 8.1 and it was, in a word, disastrous. It was everything that you didn’t want in an OS. I assumed Windows 10 was more-or-less the same beast. I was wrong, oh so very wrong.