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2013-11-11 15:54:32 -0600 answered a question Alternative for Multiple Workspaces and Terminals

The strange thing is that I was doing multiple workspaces / terminals since forever up to this point. And the last install used GNOME 2. Maybe I had a plugin or something but I have never had a desktop that could NOT do multiple workspaces / terminals. Even WindowMaker with Xterm did it by default out of the box and that was probably 1997 or so.

Is there any way to just run GNOME 2 or is that branch just totally dead?

2013-11-11 14:02:58 -0600 asked a question Alternative for Multiple Workspaces and Terminals

I just installed F19. Very smooth installation and everything worked flawlessly. Nice job. But ....

As a developer I use a 3x3 grid of workspaces with 2-3 terminals across two displays. Meaning I can be using 10-20 terminals simultaneously to edit code, ssh and so on.

Clearly the default desktop is just not designed for this type of work. I see there are alternative packages like different window managers or whatever that can be installed. I have not re-installed Linux in 3 years so I'm not up-to-date on the latest tool chain. Can someone recommend a good package or set of packages to get the sort of desktop environment I describe above? I don't care if it's "eye candy" or whatever. I'm just trying to get work done here. I just need something super stable that can be configured to launch many terminals across multiple workspaces on login.