In Linux desktops, there is a notion of multiple workspaces. These workspaces reduce the cluttering of active applications. In Windows, often too many applications are shown in the start bar that it gets too confusing to identify which application is which.

For example, one may open several Word document. On the start bar, the user could only see a lot of active Word application running. Therefore, there is no quick way of getting to the right instance of Word quickly. Segregating the intances into different workspaces would help as in Linux.

I know it is more common on Server platforms, but what about Desktops and Laptops? Also, would you buy a system with Linux if it did everything you needed to do such as Graphics, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Internet Browsing, E-Mail at an extremely low cost with high value?