I have tried it within a couple of months-- in fact? The last time there was an updated Windows driver, I re-tried Linux-- no joy.<quoted text>
First, Mac is a bit constrictive, but constrictive is not an OS thing, it's a dev thing, there are many Linux distros that suffer that as well.
Second, now you can do your multimonitor thing. With open source the only drawback is that you have to wait until a real programmer gets interested in what you want. Matter of fact, multimonitor capabilities have been available in pretty much all distros for about 8 years. When you say "I have tried" something in technology and that was almost a decade ago, that means you have not tried it.
The "driver" for Linux did not know what to do with even one monitor, let alone 3.
For example, it was too poorly written to query the monitor's digital signal-- you were forced to manually set the resolution, via an ugly command-line CONSOLE interface-- it was too stupid to have a list of choices (apart from 1980's vintage resolutions....)
That annoyed me-- this is basic stuff here.
But when I went to several different Linux forums to get help?
Well.... let's just say I have been treated better by Godbots on Topix, than I was on Linux forums -- even though I was quite polite, the replies were ... "rude" is too mild.
That disgusted me, and pretty much turned me off to the OS.
Pass. Windoze Just Works, out of the box, without fuss, and automatically. 3 monitors? Just works. Virtual desktop across 3 monitors? It Just Works with a few automatic steps-- graphical interface, no ugly command-lines with 3L33T-speak unfriendly sequences of mystical spell-casting....(as with Linux)
I'm done with it for now-- the user base seems hell-bent on keeping out of the hands of the general public.
And they are welcome to it, too.