Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
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
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You're still acting like Microsoft hasn't done anything with virtual desktops. The XP PowerToy has been out for ages. Not only that, they have a beta version of something called Vista Virtual Desktop Manager, which does what it sounds like, except it supports your coveted 3x3 tiling, among other unannounced features.
A lot of people have absolutely no need for virtual desktops. It shouldn't be a priority at all, unless you happen to be doing nine things at once and alt+tab isn't good enough for you.