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    How Do YOU say Linux?


    I always say Linux

    Seriously

    Phoenitically speaking, I personally pronounce Linux: "line" like in the word "line" and "ucks" like in the word "bucks" Line-ucks Linux.

    I've heard many people pronounce it "Len" (like in the work Lenght)- "icks" (like in the word "kicks") Len-icks.

    My thinking: Linus T......His name would be pronounced like the Charlie Brown "Peanuts" character. phoneitically Line-isssss

    Hmmm, something to think about.


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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    Well, according to a famous soundbyte, Linus Torvalds pronounces it as LEEnooks. But, he's also from Finland.

    How to pronounce Linux like Linus Torvalds

    I generally pronounce it as Linucks, where LI sounds like "lemon" and Nucks sounds like "ducks."
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    I tend to say l-eye-nux
    Should you be sitting wondering,
    Which Batman is the best,
    There's only one true answer my friend,
    It's Adam Bloody West!


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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I tend to say l-eye-nux
    had a microsoftie tell me that was how it was pronounced he spent a lot of time correcting me with buzzwords. like spooling a print job he called something else i cant remember.
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    I have heard several different versions. elija, your phonetic spelling is pretty much what I use. I suppose it's: "you say tomato(Toe-May-toe), I say tomato (Toe-mah-toe)." <singing> "let's call the whole thing off!"

    I suppose it would honor the creator to say it as he pronounces. Thanks for that link 'Moe.

    Regards,

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    I pronounce it "lin-ux" (the lin as in links). Most Linux users I know pronounce it that way or say "line-ux".

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    I say Lin-ux just the same as daark.child stated

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    I'm with techieMoe and dark.child.
    Lin-ucks!
    Link Ducks!
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    Yep - line-ux . I bet Windows users don't have this conversation!

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    Whiney-doors... etc.
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    I'm a lin-ux person too.
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