So, I have not touched any of my software projects for a couple of months.
But, after having read all of the horrible things said about Gnome 3, I wanted to experience the horror myself. So I wiped the Dell PowerEdge T100 server and put Fedora 15 on it.
Installation was painless, but, it let me know that I didn't have the graphics power to run Gnome 3 in regular mode, so it runs in 'fallback' mode. Fallback mode is quite nice, but, there are many oddities.
The default wallpaper is some blue stripes, which I did not find very soothing. Right-clicking on the desktop does nothing, so, to change the wallpaper in fallback mode, you have to select Applications > System Tools > System Setting, select "Background" from the "Personal" section of the dialog, and then choose something else.
My workflow has always been based on leaving my currently active files and folders on the desktop. My habit is to have my current projects on the desktop and inactive projects are stored in Documents. Gnome 3's fallback mode does not allow files on the desktop, but, you can enable that feature. Install and run the gnome-tweak-tool. In its 'File Manager' section, set "Have file manager handle the desktop" to "On". I found that trick here.
The next aggravation I found was that if you select a file in a File Manager window and then press the
I pulled a USB drive without unmounting. That didn't go well.
Anyway, I don't really use Gnome for anything other than as a window and file manager, so I probably am not really get too deeply into this.