Fortunately, you're not stuck with GNOME 3.x. Fedora 16 also comes with the far superior KDE 4.7 interface. One area where both desktop Linux fans and system administrators may find equally interesting is that Fedora includes an advanced version of Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE)-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
In addition, Fedora now includes Virtual Machines Lock Manager to protect users from starting the same virtual machine twice or adding the same disk to two different virtual machines. It also now includes Virt-manager Guest Inspection. This allows read-only browsing of guest file-systems and the Windows Registry. Fedora also has better virtual networking support. Put it all together and you have everything you need for using Fedora as the basis for a thin-client desktop system.
On the cloud side, Fedora offers the following goodies:
Aeolus, a cross-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform, which consists of a web-based user interface and tools for managing cloud instances across heterogeneous clouds.
OpenStack, another IaaS platform, which takes form as a collection of services for setting up and running a cloud compute and storage infrastructure.
Pacemaker-cloud, which provides application service high availability for cloud environments.