Part I. Migration Planning

Migration Planning focuses on the shift of the default Red Hat Enterprise Linux desktop environment from GNOME 2, shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, to GNOME 3. One by one, this part of the guide briefly mentions the changes certain components have gone through and describes the new features the components possess.
This guide only refers to changes to the GNOME Desktop environment. For changes to the other parts of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 refer to:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 System Administrator's Guide, for components such as the GRUB 2 boot loader, package management, systemd, or printer configuration.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Migration Planning Guide for an overview of major changes in behavior and compatibility between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Migration Planning Guide also introduces the tools provided by Red Hat to assist with upgrades to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Installation Guide for detailed information about installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and using the Anaconda installer.