Re: Design by Comittee!!!
The problem regarding how to show running apps over multiple desktops was solved by XFCE years ago - with multiple monitors too. I'm sure many other Linux desktops too. Jeez, this "it's new to us so must be new to the world" attitude got old back in the W95 days.
And we see this week the beginnings of the eventual forcing of everyone to upgrade. Upgrade they will, but not the way you think.
I never would have thought ms themselves would fight so hard to make next year the year of Linux on the Desktop. Remember that includes Chromebooks...