And, why would you want to do that? Well, as you can see, GNOME 3.2's interface looks quite different. Many users really dislike this interface.
In use, Mint MGSE uses a familiar primary window with menus and icons to allow you to use applications.
GNOME 3.2 is another matter entirely. It uses a left-hand bar for primary applications and a combination search and display window for tracking down programs you may want to run.
An application, in this case the Evolution e-mail and groupware program, looks and works the same as ever on the MGSE version of GNOME.
And Evolution also works and looks pretty the same as ever on GNOME 3.2
But, it's an entirely different story for this mainstay GNOME e-mail program on Mint with MATE. Here's MATE's early stage of development trips it into the first of what would prove to be numerous errors.
On MSGE, turning off your computer is easy. Why shouldn't it be?
With GNOME 3.2 though you have to not just mouse over to the appropriate spot, you'll also need to press the alt key to turn that 'suspend' to shutdown. This is easier!?
With GNOME 3.2, you can also bring active programs and directory displays to the main GNOME display.