Linux Virtual Workspaces--How Do They Differ?
Virtual workspaces have been a feature of Linux desktops since their earliest days. Not only are they easier to set up than extra monitors, but they allow basic apps like web browsers and terminals to stay open full-screen while leaving plenty of working room. With these advantages, virtual desktops have become an indispensable daily tool for many users.
But while the basic functionality is universal on leading desktops, the details vary considerably. In particular, recent years have seen attempts to enhance the basic functionality to the point where the innovations promise to revise the entire concept of the desktop.
Now there is a concept of virtual desktops to suit almost anyone.