Hello list,

I'm a computer science major interested in Linux software engineering and just beginning to learn programming so I'm use-case #1 and #2.  Currently out of all my peers I'm the only one using Linux as far as I know.  Most students and developers even those working on Linux oriented projects either use Mac OS out of personal preference or Windows because it's the default in most organizations and institutions of learning.  If users cannot naturally and effortlessly migrate to the Fedora Workstation from Mac or Windows and find a "normal" environment they're used to, the product will fail.  The problem is that the vast majority of Linux desktops don't meet the design standards set by the established commercial leaders.

Currently my favorite desktop environment is Gnome Shell and my second favorite is Mate.  Gnome Shell is "almost" there, nearly meets the modern Mac OS level of quality end-users expect, and has an excellent technical foundation, it just needs some simple layout modifications and changes to menu behavior.  I've put together a *.pdf document outlining my suggestions and ideas outlining my suggestions in this regard, see the attached link. Hopefully this can be useful to the working group and a provide a starting point for a discussion about the default graphical user interface for the Workstation product.

Document Link: http://goo.gl/0IzNgK
*this is a Google Documents link

Thank you for your time and attention!