Have you seen today's Linux? It's beautiful! It's modern! And it's always secure and up to date with the latest in popular computer trends! Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but no matter your definition of beauty, with the vast array of modern Linux distributions available today, you'll be sure to find one that suits your taste.
Whether it's the elegant beauty of Elementary and Solus/Evolve, the dark grittiness of Peppermint, the slick uniqueness of Ubuntu Unity, the borrowed clean lines of Chromixium, the sophisticated coolness of Bodhi, the simple elegance of Linux Mint Cinnamon or the practical simplicity of Ubuntu Mate, you can find a distribution of Linux with a style that you'd consider beautiful.
Today's Linux is a modern computer operating system, with an attractive and easy to understand user interface. But it's not only the "skin deep" attractiveness that makes Linux beautiful. The depth of Linux’s beauty can be found in the update manager provided with most modern distributions. It keeps both the operating system itself, and all of its installed applications updated to the current release. As a result, the Linux operating system is more secure, better supported, and more modern than operating systems that come pre-installed on most home computer hardware today. Now that's true beauty!
If that's not enough beauty for you, here is some more. Your chosen distribution may seem perfect the way it is, but if you think it needs a little tweaking to improve on that perfection, you can do it easily. Using Linux gives you the freedom to use a complete, full-featured operating system, pre-configured with most, if not all, of the applications you will need for your daily computing. Or you can easily transform anything about the way it looks, the way it works, or the applications it runs to suit your vision of beauty.
The specific features, graphical design and smooth operation that make Linux beautiful today, may not always be in fashion, though. To ensure that you keep up with the latest trends in all areas of computing, improvements are delivered automatically as soon as they are available. An advantage that Linux has over other operating systems is that it isn’t subject to the perception of beauty held by a single company's marketing department. Unlike Windows, and OSX, Linux is not created and supported by just one company. It is supported by Intel, Redhat, Linaro, Samsung, IBM, SUSE, Texas Instruments, Google, Canonical, Oracle, AMD, and Microsoft. Over 4,000 developers contributed to improving the beauty of Linux over the last 15 years. The latest improvements from these developers, from trendy to critical, are delivered via security updates, driver updates, application updates, software upgrades, and operating system upgrades.
Today's Linux is beautiful, inside and out. Beauty is a Linux advantage.
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