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General How Do You Pronounce "Linux"?

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by Bg260, Jan 11, 2017.

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How Do You Pronounce "Linux"

  1. "Ly-nux"

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  2. "Ly-nix"

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  3. "Lin-nix"

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  4. "Lin-nux"

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  5. Non-of-the-above

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  6. None-of-the-above

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  7. lur-mackes

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  1. Bg260

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    I never questioned it before. I heard someone pronounce it differently the other day and got me wondering.
    It is a topic that seems to be debatable.

    https://danielmiessler.com/blog/how-pronounce-linux/

    http://suseroot.com/about-suse-linux/how-do-you-pronounce-linux.php

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/linux

    From the second link:



    Being an English speaker I rhymed it with the creators name "Linus". Apparently I was wrong.

     

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  2. I pronounce it as GIF
     
  3. LV426

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    I thought Mr Torvalds name was pronounced 'Leenus', but I could be wrong.
     
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    The first link has a video of Linus (ly-nus) pronouncing it himself. He is also speaking English which is not his native tongue.

     
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    Thank you @Clementine_3 . I've been waiting for the right time for that.
     
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  8. Well worth the wait because it's hysterical.
     
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    Wait a minute ... Is that "Ly" as in Lynn or "Ly" as in Lysle? Is that "Lin" and in Line or "Lin" as in Linear?

    Life is so much simpler with Unix. (You nicks). :p
     
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    Am I the only one that has been pronouncing it with the long "I"?
    Was Lucy Van Pelt's brother named Linnus?
     
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    U reckon? :D
    Would that be good old vanilla SysV from Bell Labs, or BSD from Berkley?
    And then Sun joined the party.

    unix_versions.jpg
     
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    Ahhh, the good old days. :p

    lintimeline2.png
     
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    Where's the rest of it? Missing about 10 years.
     
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    "Lennox"
     
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    Everyone that has been around the areas where I work, have always pronounced it "Lynn - icks" or "Len" - "icks" just to make it clear...

    to me, it was just an upgrade of the word "Unix" with "Lin" in front of it... and with that, I never gave it another thought.
     
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    This is a shock to me. Lie-nucks. That's how I've always said it.
     
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    I say it "Linux" ....
     
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    yup, oh well, "in my brain", my tang tungle on it is the only one that matters :rolleyes:
     
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    Anyone ever considered "lie-nukes"?
     
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  21. Isn't that how you say Trump?
    (go ahead, delete it 'cause it's political, I just had to do it :D )
     
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    Isn't it pronounced FreeBSD?
     
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    [freh-buzzed]? [Oooh-boon-tuh?]
     
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