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For that matter (since most of my conversation about Linux is online and I don't hear people say these things), how do you pronounce some of the commands and directories, such as:
fsck (it looks like F-sock, but I know it's "filesystem check")
/etc (I say "et-see," but is it supposed to be "etcetera?")
I laugh at some of the command names, even though I know they're that way for historical design reasons ("cp" for example takes less memory than "copy" -- but I'll admit it took me forever to figure out how to copy files because of that).
most people don't know that it's pronounced Lee-nux and not linux
Wasn't there a small article in Linux Format a while ago saying that Linus himself was sick of correcting the majority of people that call him L-eye-nus (like the Peanuts character), and so now doesn't really care if he's called Leenus or L-eye-nus. Wouldn't that mean then the the OS can reasonably be called L-eye-nux? And after all the time I've been teaching myself to call it Leenux aswell!
I've always pronounced it as:
Post-grč-skill (post-greh-skill, sorry about the accented letter).
Also, how should the acronym GNU be pronounced?
GEE--EN--YOU, or NEW (either the English way: NYEW or the American way: NU)?
Yeah, yeah. I hear ya! I'm not saying that it should be called L-eye-nux, hell, I've managed to train myself into calling Leenux (sorry, I just can't get it to end in ix), just that some scamp @ Linux Format (I think it was that mag, may have been PCPlus) reckoned that it could reasonably be called L-eye-nux. Just for clarification, I also hate it when people who should know how to pronounce my pseudonym properly (i.e. people I know personally) pronounce it Th-ee-mox. It's Th-eye-mox.