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Linux® Desktop Garage by Susan Matteson

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Virtual Desktops

Virtual desktops are multiple workspaces on which you can place windows, view menus, and do anything that you normally do on your computer. Having multiple desktops can confuse first-time Linux users. Virtual desktops are simply more room for you to put things and do things. Though it is a tired analogy, picturing an actual desktop is helpful. It is like having four desks in your office to put all of your things on, to use as extra room to do your work.

Many new Linux users who have switched from Windows or Mac don't quite know what to do with all of those extra workspaces. When I first started using Linux, I used only one desktop. I told everyone that I didn't need them. They were unnecessary, as far as I was concerned. Gradually, ...

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