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RHEL and CentOS default to using GNOME Classic, a set of extensions that makes the GNOME 3 desktop look and behave more like GNOME 2. These extensions are included in Fedora, but they're off by default.

To switch to GNOME Classic:

  1. Log out
  2. Click the cog icon
  3. Choose "GNOME Classic"
  4. Log back in

I personally find GNOME 3 to be simpler and more useful than GNOME 2, but GNOME Classic is a great resource for folks who prefer the previous version. For more on the research and refinement that went into GNOME 3, see GNOME Shell Design.

RHEL and CentOS default to using use GNOME Classic, a set of extensions that makes the GNOME 3 desktop look and behave more like GNOME 2. These extensions are included in Fedora, but they're off by default.

To switch to GNOME Classic:

  1. Log out
  2. Click the cog icon
  3. Choose "GNOME Classic"
  4. Log back in

I personally find GNOME 3 to be simpler and more useful than GNOME 2, but GNOME Classic is a great resource for folks who prefer the previous version. For more on the research and refinement that went into GNOME 3, see GNOME Shell Design.