Last Updated: Jan 17,2017
I pronounce it Line-Ex
Eww - boon - two
Though I greatly prefer kew - boon - two (kubuntu)
I stand corrected officially. Not the first time.
Some nights I can barely stand at all. It was a good question. And even when it's pronounced wrong, it doesn't make the OS any less free.
I grew up with Peanuts. Linus and Lucy Van Pelt. I think that is how I associated it mentally.
I have been doing my best to bring this OS to those that are afraid. With Mint, the only need for CLI anymore is because, in my opinion, it's easier to type
sudo apt install ****
than it is to open software manager.
I sometimes pronounce it as 利纳克斯 Lìnàkèsī
Linnux/Lienux/leenux whatever - it's written LINUX, pronunciation is irrelevant as long as we all understand what's meant
Yes it is written like that, so when you're reading a forum post or some blog or something, the readership understands what is meant. However when it comes to spoken language, how a word is pronounced can be extremely important.
Awesome. I often say bay-se-bo-rue because it sounds better than baseball...
As far as I know, there are two 'normal' ways to say it: lynn-ux and lie-nux, though when I use the former (which I do) it sounds more like lynn-nix.
Ly-nix would have been my second choice.
I see the confusion. Torvalds is pronouncing his own name wrong.
I'm from Boston, are you from Boston?
Right. Once you correct his pronunciation due to his accent it's Lynn-ex.
Thank you. Finally.
I would pay a small sum to listen as Leanus read a few Peanuts books aloud. I assume he would get the teacher speak spot on.
Njah, he is pronouncing it as it is a swedish name.
But he's Finnish!?!
I see-a zee-a cunffuosiun. Turfelds is prunuounceeng hees ouvn neme-a vrung.
Njeh, he-a is prunuounceeng it is it is a svedeesh neme-a.
Buot he-a's FEEnnish!?! Bork Bork Bork!
(with a little help from http://funtranslations.com/chef which is powered by Leenuox )
There are far too few obscenities in that to be authentic.
"Lynn-nicks" is how I say it.
Cache? I always say CASH... though I know it's wrong.
I do believe that's the correct pronunciation. It get's on my nerves when people say "cash-ay".
The fact that this thread is this long just on the correct pronunciation of Linux demonstrates why Linux will never, ever die lol. Long live Linux!
Viva La Linux!
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