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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Recent trials with GNOME 3 using the Fedora Live CD's did not go so well. They always dumped me into fallback mode which is, despite some claiming it to be a solution for GNOME 2 lovers, nowhere near good enough as a tide me over, and it looked unfinished.
Today I resolved to give it another go on my spare Arch Linux installation that I keep around for experimenting. It's actually ArchBang 2011.02, and it turned out to be a great base for this kind of endeavour because if stuff like File-roller and gvfs already being present, as well as a few nice icon themes and fonts.
So after making sure the entire system is fully up to date I proceeded to get GNOME 3 according to the well laid out instructions here in the Arch Wiki. That did it, easy peasy.
The SimpleGrey Statler-like icons in ArchBang make for a sleek look, as does the oldie but goldie favorite, Tango. Not that different now.