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or if you prefer an *.au format.
It's the first result if you google "linux FAQ".
When I first show it i thought it was really stupid, but there are many people who wonder about this. No doubt it's in a linux FAQ. http://www.tldp.org/FAQ/Linux-FAQ/ge...ronounce-linux
If people understand what you mean, it's a correct pronunciation. If you want to appear cool, say it like the other cool people around you, or be an eccentric if that happens to be appreciated. Linux as a community project isn't very dependent on one person's opinion on how to pronounce the name.
BTW, this is the Linux Software forum and this question is more suitable for the Linux General forum.
Just because Charles Schultz has a Lie-nus, doesn't mean Linus Torvald's mom calls him that... he's more of a Lee-nus, not Lie-nus. And you add that with Lee-nus, Minix, and Unix... you get Lee-ux or Lin-ux, not Lie-nux.
So there. Truly I say unto thee and verily it is so.
I think that we have now had 2 of these so far this year. Please do a search of the General forum - there is a particularly long thread discussing just this question and which touches on pronouncing other FOSS program names.