I’ve had a Linux machine (sometimes 2 or 3), for the past 7 years. I used Mandriva, but then moved to Redhat, which later became Fedora. I used Fedora for 3 or 4 years, but then went with Ubuntu because of it’s willingness to include the ability to have non-open-source drivers and libraries (mp3) without a hassle.
During the most recent update, I tried to use Ubuntu Unity, but it is just not what I want for my environment. I have always liked Gnome, and I approve of what the developers have done with Gnome 3. I tried installing Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 11.04, which had weird problems with the widgets on the toolbar and the Windows had old looking windows. I then updated to 11.10 alpha, only to find the operating system very unstable in both Unity and Gnome3.
So I’m moving back to Fedora. I have not had much time to sit down with it yet, but it is polished, and works perfectly with the Gnome3 desktop environment.
I will try to post some instructions for myself, and others, on installing some proprietary drivers and libraries, and my other modifications.