LInux Workspace Switcher

Posted on 2011-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
What is a Linux Workspace Switcher? and does it have the same ability as windows 7 to open more than one application window
Question by:kajumblies

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    Im trying to figure out a lil more about Linux and Windows 7 so any help is much appreciated
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    Here is the detail about Linux Workspace Switcher

    Yes, you can do all GUI applications in Linux.  You have many different types of Desktops for Linux, so you have choices.  Some desktops are GNOME, KDE and TWM.  Try at least the first two.

    Yes, of course you have the capability to have many Windows.

    Linux is a very stable OS.  It is trusted to do state-of-the-art mission critical application of all kinds.

    You can download it for free.  There are many types and again you have many choices.  With the install, you also get applications, like Open Office, Video players etc, right out of box.
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    Two versions of Linux are very good for beginners.  Yes, everything is free to download.

    And second one which is probably easier

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    You can download free VMWare player

    And then install Linux of your choice, and try it out.  These days it is so easy.  You will be able to install Linux on top of your existing Windows if you have lots of free hard drive space.
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    by:Kerem ERSOY
    Linux Desktop Switching is that: In Linux GUI you have more than one desktop. The actual number of Desktops you will have and the maximum number of desktops you might have are determined in the distro you are currently using. But as a rule of thumb. When you launch an application, the output will be sent to the current workspace. So say you launch firefox in Desktop 1 then switch to Desktop 2 and launch an xterm then xterm window will appear in desktop2 while the Firefox will appear in Desktop 1.

    I don't think Windows 7 has a similar feature. If what you mean is having a double head workstation (a computer with 2 Monitors and they are used in desktop extension mode this something different. Similar configurations are both supported in Windows and Linux (if this is what you ask)

    When it comes about learning more about an OS nothing will beat a first hand experiment. So I agree with other experts in that you'd better install a virtualizer such as VirtualBox, or VmWare Player and install a Linux on your personal computer and start experimenting.

    If what you want to learn is a bit Linux I guess the Ubuntu is easier and better. But if you want to move on Linux Server System Administration you'd better prefer Fedora and then move to RedHat Enterprise Linux when you feel you are ready.



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    Thanks that great help i really appreciate you taking the time

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