If you haven’t heard, then Faenza is an absolutely beautiful looking, high quality icon theme (comes in both Monochrome & usual “standard” version) for GNU/Linux (aimed at Gnome desktop actually). Although I never like that much the default theme selection in the Ubuntu distribution from the beginning … but in recent times they’ve done quite well nonetheless.
But if you’re also suffering from that “syndrome” 😉 and looking for an alternative icon sets then Faenza is worth trying. Sometime ago they added the support for Gnome Shell and Ubuntu Unity but it had few issues with the Unity application launcher, etc.
But recently they’ve released a new version that adds (or fixes few issues) better support under the latest version of Ubuntu 11.10 which hopefully would fix some of those issues.
*. Reworked icons for popular applications such as: Gconf-editor, Gparted, Time-Admin, folders look-n-feel, etc.
*. New status icons + most importantly concerning the 11.10 users, this version comes with two new icon theme sets called: Faenza-Ambiance and Radiance-Feanza for better integration with the “updated” Unity desktop (application launcher, etc).
*. Lots of changes concerning Gnome Shell such as: Gnome documents icons, contacts, online accounts and other application icons (Scribes, Clementine, etc) are also added.
These are among the main changes to mention. Thanks to the PPA channel, we can easily install the Faenza icon theme in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04 by using the below commands in your Terminal window.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme
Yup that should do the trick. If you have any questions, then please consult this developers’ deviantart page.