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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Firefox 3 will contain roughly 120 icons (190 if you count different sizes) on each of the four platforms. While the icons are styled for each platform, we plan on using consistent metaphors and symbols to ensure that interacting with Firefox feels familiar as users move between platforms.
A major component of our visual integration strategy is matching each platform’s conventions for icon design (Luna, Aero, Aqua, and Tango):
On Linux Firefox will use native GTK icons where available, and the rest are being created in the Tango style. Other applications that have adopted the Tango style include the Gimp, Pidgin, and (most notably) the Gnome desktop. Tango icons are light, crisp, and simple.