Originally Posted by bruestle2
Powertoys give you 4 desktops. It is free, and MS makes it.
They also do other things, depending on what you want.
It is called Virtual Desktop Manager
Yea, my biggest turn off is that the MACs are really overpriced and few games come out for them.
Other than that, they are great machines.
I do like the fact that none of their computers are particularly underpowered. They keep people from buying a computer-OS combination that don't like each other.
Honestly, 4 isn't enough. Once I got used to a 3x3 area, I can't go back to less than 2 desktops per dimension. 4 would fill up quick anyway - I have 1 devoted to terminal, 1 for each assignment I'm currently working on (usually 2-3), 1 for general internet browsing, and a couple for whatever. I'm glad that M$ is picking up the multiple desktops and hope they actually integrate it into the OS instead of having an external program. Once you use tabs and spaces, there's no going back.
In productivity terms (as a programmer/student at a connected university), spaces and a native terminal are complete deal breakers. OSX now gives me everything linux does (almost), plus I don't nuke the install every other month by screwing with things