For those of us used to the Windows 95 look and feel of Gnome 2, the new Gnome is going to take some getting use to.
I'm going to borrow a line from Dos Equis, "I don't always use the graphical desktop in Linux, but when I do, I prefer Gnome"
Here's a quick configuration tip for Gnome 3. One of the first things I've noticed is that the clock applet doesn't show the date by default, only showing Day and Time.
I always forget the date and like for the clock to show Day Date, Time. The applet doesn't provide a preferences option when clicked, so there isn't a way to make this change within the applet (correct me if I'm wrong, please).
There is a way, however. The dconf-editor tool! On my Fedora 15 test workstation, dconf-editor was not installed by default.
$ sudo yum install dconf-editor
Once it's installed, run the application as your user (not root)
The "Configuration Editor" window will open. Click the following in the tree on the left: