Virtual desktops would be good too (not like the virtual desktop manager powertoy, but totally different desktops (perhaps same start menu though) - as though you are logging in as a different user). That way you could have one desktop set up for graphics
(i.e. PhotoShop, GIMP), Web Design (Visual Studio, Dreameaver) and one for Office Productivity (Word, Excel etc).
I wonder if we're thinking of the same thing... in Linux, I used to be able to hit Alt-F1, Alt-F2, etc. to switch between consoles, and they ran as completely independant logins. Utterly brilliant, and 100 times faster than "Switch User", which still drives
me nuts sometimes-- it seems like a hack in comparison.
It was a very useful feature. I had three consoles set up. Two X consoles, on which I could logically seperate tasks, and one VT-like term, in case anything went seriously wrong. Today, I'd use it to keep myself and my wife logged in and ready at a moment's
Does anyone know if one can still do that in Linux? It's been a while since I installed a copy, and it seemed like some distros were downplaying it. Virtual desktops were becoming very popular at the time, which is great if you only have one user.