Virtual Workspace Upgrade

I have previously mentioned Virtual Dimension.  It’s a great way to add multiple desktops to Windows (which Linux and even Mac support natively by now).  Unfortunately, it looks like VD hasn’t been updated since 2005.  (You can see my previous mention of VD here.)

There are a number of other potential candidates worth testing.  There is VirtuaWin (this is the one I switched to when VD started failing me).

There is this Google Code project called Pager extension.  (I haven’t tested this one.)

Here are a couple othersto round things out.  One for XP and Vista and a more general one.  (I have tested neither of these.)

As you can see I haven’t really kept up with these applications.  That’s because I almost never have to use a Windows machine, and I certainly don’t use one as a main machine any more.

Feel free to post your opinions about these (or any other) desktop virtualization applications in the comments.


3 thoughts on “Virtual Workspace Upgrade

  1. I’ve been using VMWare Workstation for (it seems like) forever and have been mostly happy with it. It costs $ so that’s a little bit of a downside vs. VirtualBox or Windows boot to VHD (haven’t tried either). I also usually run with kinda overkill on the desktop (max RAM, lots of storage, as many cores as I can get, multiple monitors) so that makes things a little easier. The times I have used it on laptops (max RAM, at least 2 cores) I’ve been happy, keeping in mind the hardware limitations.

    1. Hey, Nate. What I’m discussing here is applications for giving multiple desktops or workspaces to a Windows installation. This would be similar to Spaces via Mission Control in Mac and of course the ubiquitous multi-monitor/multi-desktop schemes throughout Linux distributions.

      (I do use VirtualBox for virtualization, but that’s a totally different creature with a different scope and purpose.)

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