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TheWeakSleep
August 12th, 2010, 10:40 PM
I hate them. I don't know why, when i first started using ubuntu i thought i had to make it look as 'professional' as possible. I don't know why, but the default themes just didnt sit right with me. It might have been all the purple :p (at that point in time, professional to me meant LOTS of transparency and realistic looking icons) but now that i've been using it a few months, I've almost completely removed all application icons, and only use icons for folders, file-types, etc. I feel like they're unnecessary and aesthetically unappealing. Anyone else agree? :P What do YOU consider a 'professional' looking desktop?

anyone go for the cli only? :D

fatality_uk
August 12th, 2010, 10:49 PM
*In before move

Goody, we haven't had a CLI vs GUI debate for at least a week ;)

TheWeakSleep
August 12th, 2010, 10:57 PM
I really wasnt trying a cli vs gui, but people have their different opinions on what looks more professional. Perhaps I didnt word the question right.

TheNerdAL
August 12th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Maybe the Faenza Icons will change your mind. ;)

FuturePilot
August 12th, 2010, 11:02 PM
I like my icons.

TheWeakSleep
August 12th, 2010, 11:02 PM
I haven't heard of them :D link? I've tried out elementary, and a lot of people seem to like token or varients of it, and i don't know. Maybe I'm just picky!

Robin_216
August 12th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Faenza icons are great:

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Faenza?content=128143

fatality_uk
August 12th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Faenza is beautiful. My desktop is very pretty!

Faenza plus docky is grr-baby.

TheWeakSleep
August 12th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Those icons remind me of iphone :p it is interesting how they are all sort of square-shaped. Anyone else got any impressive or interesting icons to share?

Ctrl-Alt-F1
August 12th, 2010, 11:48 PM
I like Meliae http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Meliae?content=88482

and ffw (fast forward).

My favorite is probably Eikon, but I don't have a link for that.

Frogs Hair
August 13th, 2010, 01:34 AM
I like my Token icons. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Tok-tok?content=124598

wewantutopia
August 13th, 2010, 01:43 AM
I use made my own mashup using "Mashup" as a base. Looks like the original mashup is gone from gnome-look but here is something VERY similar... I dig.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ReMiX+%28with+3+folder+colors!%29?content=103490

TheWeakSleep
August 13th, 2010, 08:07 AM
Hmm I've never heard of a lot of these icons! I liked simplygrey, it's on devianART and gnome-look, and I always thought the moblin icons were kind of nice looking :p im still looking for the perfect set though! :p

murderslastcrow
August 13th, 2010, 08:29 AM
http://tiheum.deviantart.com/art/Faenza-Icons-173323228

Crisp, detailed, beautiful, consistent, and professional.