I am new to Fedora and have little experience with linux overall, having tried Mint, Ubuntu, openSUSE and a few others. I personally like the gnome-shell and have had no problems so far in other distros.
In the last couple of years I have tested many Linux distros. I was never a diehard fan of any of them, kept an open mind and was willing to simply use the one that best fit my needs. Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and others have been put to the test at some point or another. PCLinuxOS was one of the few popular ones I had not tested.
Installing Cinnamon Desktop On Fedora 16 And OpenSuse 12.1
This tutorial will show you how to install the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new desktop
environment to be used in Linux Mint 13, on Fedora 16 as well as on OpenSUSE 12.1. Cinnamon concentrates on
holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3
and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface.
gedit is one of the little gems that you can find in the default install of any of the major Linux distributions in which you have/can choose to install the Gnome desktop environment (Fedora, Mandriva, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu etc.)