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11-05-2004, 12:31 PM
I've always pronounced Linux as "Lie-nix", but somebody else I know pronounced it as "Lin-nooks"

Which is the commonly accepted pronunciation?

11-05-2004, 12:41 PM
I'd go for "Linnucks".

If we are talking about pronunciation - how about these:

Lingerie - Larnjeray or Larnjeree?

Supplejack - Suppeljack or Soopeljack?

Basic - Bassic or Baysic?

I could go on... (and on, and on) ;\

Tony B

11-05-2004, 12:47 PM

i have always called it linux..... Lynux ???

but i have heard people say lie nix.

but i could be way out also because i have not got it or used it ever.....Yet.

but as long as the person listening to you knows what you on about it doesnt matter realy how you say it does it?


11-05-2004, 12:56 PM
if you do a search of the internet, maybe this forum even, you will find a wav of the dude himself say it and then you can be happy.

Jen C
11-05-2004, 01:38 PM
As a Linux user, I pronounce Linux as Linnix :p

I have an official sound bite of Linus Torvalds himself saying Linux, and to my ears it sounds like Linnix - so I am sticking to that :D

You can read a debate about the correct pronounciation here (http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue58/tag/4.html)

11-05-2004, 01:38 PM
I suppose the correct pronunciation should be however you say Linus, as Linux is the creation of Linus Torvalds. Any Finnish people out there? :-)

11-05-2004, 01:41 PM
oops didnt see your post Jen. :-)