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.