This tutorial shows how you can install Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 17. Since it has now been included in the repositories this can now be done quite quickly. Fedora's default desktop at the moment is GNOME 3.
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open Terminal in Fedora and enter commands:
Now install Cinnamon:
su yum update
Afterwards, log out of your current desktop session. You can now switch desktops in the login screen after you selected the account you want to log in with. Click on Session and select Cinnamon:
yum install cinnamon