[CentOS] CentOS 7 Gnome

Fri Jun 5 14:36:53 UTC 2015
Chris Olson <chris_e_olson at yahoo.com>

I installed CentOS 7 from the DVD iso file: CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01.iso
Yum update was used (with no update issues) to install and update many packages.
The installer is significantly different from CentOS 6 where one can basicallychoose to "install everything" if one has the patience to check all productsand all software options within those categories.  During the CentOS 7 install,the "Development Workstation" was selected with all options checked.

The new gnome Desktop menu bar still has Applications and Places, but the Systemmenu is gone.  I even tried installing the minimal CentOS 7 system and then addingthe gnome, but that yielded the same result, still no System menu item on the bar.

One interesting fact is that the RH admin guide actually refers to the System
menu and other items on the menu bar but some of them are actually absent.

Can anyone provide assistance in getting the system menu back in gnome. Thanks