There is a tangential benefit as well, as British households discovered when electricity monitoring systems were installed. Awareness of electricity usage breeds conservation. Homes with the units began to use significantly less electricity.
The latest iterations, however, have been offering a lot of the 'cool' that I think Apple users will enjoy. Slicker interface, smoother operation, and loads of very nice touches. It's difficult to enumerate them as I've been using it for so long. They blend into the background after a while. Still, I find cool little GUI ideas regularly.
Possibly the biggest change is that suggested features are actually making it into the OS. This is a major culture shift in Redmond. In the past, Apple could be hostile to suggestions or modifications to its OS, but would occasionally incorporate some of them. Microsoft, on the other hand, would listen politely then ignore its users. They seem to be getting it right at last.
I have the added complication of running it on a Surface Pro 3. You might think that as it's a MS product it would be at an advantage, but tablet friendliness has been a very gradual process. In Windows 8.1, it was limited largely to the start menu. Now it's a larger part of its DNA, though there is room for improvement.
It does seem obscene to have such beautiful, capable laptop with touch screen dedicated to a single purpose. There must be hacks....
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