If rumors are to be believed Microsoft will finally join the likes of Linux and Mac OS X and include virtual desktops in the next version of Windows.
I’ve never used virtual desktops on my desktop PC but for my Macbook Air? I absolutely love it. The key to me accepting the virtual desktop feature on the Mac OS X is the four finger swipe gesture. Without that quick ability to swap between desktops, I would never use it. Microsoft needs a very easy-to-use touch gestures for this feature to take off.
The next Windows, codenamed Threshold, sounds like a significant undertaking. They’re going to rebuild it from the ground up for multiple platforms and there are rumors that the Start Menu that we knew from Windows past will make a return.