It is a good idea to keep your system as lean as possible by installing only the software you really need and do in fact use regurarly. This is all good in theory, but what can you do with the crap that comes preinstalled with your operating system?
As of the writing of this post, Windows 10 version 2004 is the latest release of Windows 10 dubbed as the 2020 May update. While it was available to some through Windows Update since May, many still only see a notification that it will be available soon.
I hate cables on my desk. I despise them and the only thing I hate about a desktop computer is all the cables sticking out of it. Unfortunately, those cables are required for electricity, the webcam, fast internet, and the huge monitor I'm looking at right now. Getting rid of just one them by using Bluetooth headphones might make the hassle of setting pairing, turning on and off, and charging every day worth the trouble. Especially because I might just be able to use the same headphones on my home desktop, phone, and work laptop.
Though the MacBook Pro hardware is simply put amazing, I could not learn to love macOS in the last 3 months and its quirks started to greatly impede my productivity. By no means am I enamored of Windows, but it fits my usual workflow way better than macOS ever did. I’m a linux fan in my heart, but for work I am often required to use MS Office products so this need for seamless compatibility left only one option.
From time to time I make a list of all the software I'm regularly using, so if I ever have to reinstall my computer I can do it really fast with a list in my hand. In this post I compiled the list for Windows 10 for January of 2018.