RedHat, which supplies tons of GNU/Linux desktops, intends to keep the classical model. Obviously, RedHat’s customers are doing a lot of work on large-screen monitors and find the classical desktop works well.
“The engineering director for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Denise Dumas, has said that the upcoming version of the company’s enterprise Linux distribution will use GNOMEÂ 3’s Classic Mode by default. Dumas was talking to TechTarget ahead of the 2013 Red Hat Summit that is currently ongoing in Boston. RHELÂ 7 is scheduled to be released in the second half of this year and Dumas says the decision to use Classic Mode instead of GNOME’s default interface, which she calls "modern mode", was made to not inconvenience RHEL’s enterprise user base â€“ "the last thing we want to do is disrupt our customers’ workflows."”
see Red Hat confirms GNOME Classic Mode for RHEL 7 – The H Open: News and Features
Is RedHat Enterprise Linux about to become the new Ubuntu GNU/Linux? Face it. Searching for data is fun and profitable. Searching for applications is not. Users need to know where their applications’ icons are. On my system, I have thousands of applications but I mostly need just a few on speed-dial, with an icon I can see to click. The others I can find in a menu or by typing with no problem. Why do I need a search engine for my applications? That would just slow me down.