sven posted a photo:
The Beryl folks seems to finally have gotten "Screen size multiplier" (read: adjustable number of viewports / virtual desktops) with proper geometry, sizing and scaling down right. At least it seems to be working great on my machine now.
Nonagons anyone? ;)
While this doesn't really change the way I work (I sort my apps by category, not project. Web on 1, Chat / IM / Voice / Bluetooth phone stuff / Email / on 3, etc) since I only really need 3 - 4 different desktops at a given time, it opens up a whole can of productivity worms when I need to have multiple instances of the same app, or apps that need multiple windows open, such as the Gimp.
I also made the discovery that enabling Anti-aliasing in the nVidia driver (proprietary, so sue me. ha!) actually applies it to the AIGLX desktop itself - duhhh. That means no more jaggies on the desktop or during 3D / OpenGL screen transformation. And at 1920x1200, that means the sharpest desktop I have ever seen. Ever. Just take one look at that original size.
"And OS X Leopard has a glorified backup (yay?) with a purdy interface (built on a BSD franken-core)!"
Who knows - maybe they'll get functional desktops in their next releases? OS X cougar? lion? wildcat? :p