I am quite now to Ubuntu and Linux as a whole - and quite happy with. What lead me to Linux was a virus I got on my Windows Vista machine. Through Linux I was able to re-gain all my data and format HD. Which in and of itself was amazing. Ever since then I have decided to work with Linux. I have one question / request to the Ubuntu / Compiz community . . .
All the graphics effects are quite amazing and I would say breathtaking. However, there is one thing that bothers me. And that is . . . not being able to have different icons on different desktops. That would be and absolute Holy Grail in productivity in working with Linux. Having different wallpapers in KDE is nice but that is just a perk that is all. But having different icons on different workspaces - that would be sweet. Imagine having one workspace for work, one for fun, one for school, one for programming.
I was looking for answers to that questions whether it is possible - but as far as I know it is not. Big question is - WHY? Having multiple workspaces is a nice option, but if you are not able to place different icons on each of them - Multiple workspaces becomes just a fancy firework to show of to your friends.
It can't be that difficult to achieve in Ubuntu. If I only knew more about porgramming I would try everything in my power to do that. Or maybe that option already exists - althou from the threads I have read it doesn't. Maybe one day I will be able to change it. Hopefully someone, who knows much more than I do about programming will beat me to the punch.