Linux gives its users freedom to customize. We can change wallpaper, icon themes, cursor themes or even switch from one desktop environment to another, for example switching from GNOME desktop to XFCE desktop. Well, if you are one of many people who like customizing Linux desktop, you might interested in trying out these nice icon themes collection.

1. Faience


2. Meliae Iconset theme


3. Gnome Colors


Ubuntu users and its derivatives can install this theme via PPA repository:
  • sudo apt-get install ppa:gnome-colors-packagers/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gnome-colors

4. Hydroxygen_iconset


5. Humanity Icons Colors Version


PPA repository for this theme:
  • sudo apt-get install ppa:gnome-colors-packagers/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gnome-colors

6. Vibrant Icons


7. Awoken 2.4


PPA repository:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alecive/antigone
  • sudo apt-get update

Install in GNOME:
  • sudo apt-get install awoken-icon-theme

Install in KDE:
  • sudo apt-get install kawoken-icon-theme

8. AdriX icon theme


9. Faenza Icons


PPA repository:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

How to install these icon themes?
If the icon theme comes with PPA repository, simply run the appropriate command. Otherwise, if there is no PPA repository, you should extract the archive to /usr/share/icons/ (root privilege needed).

To activate newly installed icon, please use your desktop environment appearance utilities. If you are using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, please read my post about how to change icon theme.

via: Unixmen


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