I don’t have that much space on my HDD to install linux so I had to find an alternative. (My Linux disk failed so ggwpripseagateyousuck)
One problem of windows users is “alt+tabbing” throughout a multitude of opened windows. When everything is clumped up into one big “alt+tab” list, it starts to get cluttered.
For someone being a developer, this really gets into my nerves and productivity gets reduced especially when you are doing a project. My capstone project was a web-based system. One of which I do is test it on different browsers to test compatibility. Switching between these browsers through alt+tab is quite time consuming.
That is when I switched to linux. In addition to our project being run on linux, I switched OS because of the workspace. If you might say, it’s like having different desktops on one machine. There would be less clutter and switching between workspaces is much faster.
I don’t really know why Windows has not incorporated this in their OS much like linux did with its multitude of distros.
As an alternative, I would suggest VirtuaWin.
VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista/Win7). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called ‘workspaces’). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow.