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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BeOS all over again?
by jefro on Thu 13th May 2010 19:47 UTC
jefro
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2007-04-13

Kind of like what BeOS tried to do isn't it?

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RE: BeOS all over again?
by tupp on Thu 13th May 2010 20:06 in reply to "BeOS all over again?"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Virtual desktops existed long before BeOS. They first appeared in the mid-1980s.

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RE[2]: BeOS all over again?
by The123king on Fri 14th May 2010 11:02 in reply to "RE: BeOS all over again?"
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2009-05-28

Yeh, but BeOS didn't just have virtual desktops. Each desktop (Workspaces in BeOS/Haiku) can have it's own wallpapaper and even screen bit depth/resolution settings. I'm not even too sure if it can have seperate icons on each Workspace.

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