Regardless of how you feel about Unity, there is one thing about the latest release, 12.04 Precise Pangolin, that cannot be ignored. It really is beautiful. Of course, just like the pretty girl who sat across the room from you in science class, once you approach her you notice that she is less than perfect. In her case, it might be a nasty case of teenage acne. In Ubuntu’s case, it’s the icons.
You can remedy this easily with the world famous Faenza iconset. If you’re using KDE or Kubuntu 12.04, click here. If you’re using Ubuntu 11.10, click here. If you’ve joined the droves of people who are now riding the 12.04 Unity yacht, stick around. It’s as easy as pie.