Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Now that the first beta edition of what will become Fedora 19 has been released, and almost all the accepted features are at 100% completion, I downloaded the installation images for the released desktop environments and ran them in a virtual environment just to see what they have to offer.
True to every Fedora release, most of the new features and improvements from the Fedora team are mostly for enterprise and expert-level users. Very few are fro regular desktop users. The most exciting features for desktop users I found are in the GNOME 3 edition, which is turning out to be the best desktop environment we have going, that is, after you tweak the default GNOME Shell with a few extensions.
The following screen shots show what the latest GNOME 3 desktop looks like and a few new features it brings to the table. Also included are a few screen shots from the other desktop environments.