Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 18:39 UTC, submitted by hotice
Gnome The problem with just about every virtual desktop implementation is just that - they're virtual. This means that beyond the ability to move windows to specific desktops, you're still looking at exactly the same desktop, no matter what virtual desktop number you switched to. A mockup for GNOME Shell is trying to take the virtual out of virtual desktop.
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Didn't know about Virtual Desktops"
by hibridmatthias on Thu 13th May 2010 21:26 UTC
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I find this an interesting discussion.

As I learned computers through the supercomputer at college rather than through a PC then went to UNIX, I always found it funny that windows lacked it. In fact, that was the whole reason I personally adopted Linux, because I missed VDs so much (not venereal diseases)! Even though I wasnt a comp sci major, I still loved being able to flip between them, and felt castrated every time I went to a windows system...

Now the linux desktop really has something unique to it and can lead on rather than playing catch up: Increasing adoption of VDs! Given that most people just want a GUI and don't care about the power the could have, once people can get a solid grasp on and learn to appreciate their usefulness, I think they will get to like them, and this could help....

One step closer to an educated computing populace...ahhhh the dream is still alive....

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