Here is a list of some quick changes in Fedora 12:
- Gnote is the default note taking application.
- Empathy is the default Instant Messenger.
- Enhanced PackageKit for installing new software
- The Download folder in the desktop is renamed to Downloads. (Of course the word Downloads makes more sense).
The second issue was not that much important - missing menu icon for Epiphany Web Browser. This was not a big issue, but it will surely affect the look and feel of the desktop.
Last but not least, I took some screenshots while installing the OS, but unfortunately I couldn't find the images after logging to the desktop. I found a folder named anaconda-screenshots in /tmp, but it had only one screenshot of the 15 screenshots.
Overall, the desktop is really good and is performing very well. There are yet more features to be explored, and I will update this post as I progress.
The Epiphany icon problem was solved after updating the gnome-desktop package(gnome-desktop.x86_64 0:2.28.1-3.fc12)
The screen resolution issue was reported in redhat bugzilla and it is fixed:
See the bug here #538761