As a part of the continuing saga with my netbook (gma500) I took the Fedora 17 Alpha release for a test drive with gnome shell. I was quite pleased with the result.
The good – The intel gma500 (poulsbo) graphics card, my wireless card, and most interestingly gnome-shell were all working out of the box. Wow, gnome is looking great !!!
The bad – Performance was a little slow (running from a flash drive), there was some occasional blanking out of the screen, and the netbook seemed to be running a bit hot.
Screen shots (click thumbnails for larger image):