Linked by the_randymon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 22:19 UTC
Fedora Core "Linux fans hope that the interface changes in Windows 8 will drive more users to Linux. But the open source operating system is facing interface challenges of its own. Part of the problem is that - after so much controversy within the Linux community - there are so many interfaces to chose from. But the new version of Fedora - a desktop focused version of Red Hat’s distribution of Linux - is offering users an easier way to choose between the many flavors of Linux GUI."
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rklrkl
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The linked-to article claims that you can pick from several desktop environments including MATE and Cinammon, but when I installed F18 in a VM recently, it does *not* offer those in the dismally revamped Anaconda installer.

Instead, you have to dig up a terminal, then yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop" (like people are going to know that's the command!), reboot and then select MATE desktop from the pre-login. Hardly an easy way to get it on your system and it's equally as tough for Cinnamon (which isn't even officially supported by Fedora apparently!).

Got to say that F18's GNOME 3 is as useless as ever and MATE, although trickier to install than it should be, is a much better experience, IMHO.

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