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Using Virtual Desktops in Linux

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As always, this series of articles is not aimed at technical users, but at users who are thinking about making the move from Windows to Linux. I am trying to show that Linux is a viable alternative and that it can be very easy to use.

As a Microsoft Windows user, you may not be familiar with the concept of having multiple "desktops" as it is not a feature of Windows.

There are some third-party applications and one from Microsoft itself (but it is a PowerToy and you might already be familiar with my assessment of their attitude towards something they name a "toy") which will give you this functionality. However, I have always found that my computer was wildly unstable with these applications running and I had to uninstall them.

In a nutshell, think of multiple desktops as being the same as having a large office with a number of physical desks, all of which you can use. You are able to move documents between these desks by picking them up and walking them over to another desk. You can then sit at that desk, read the document and work as normal.

Virtual Desktops is the same concept for computers.




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