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Old 10-20-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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Wink Silly Question ?


ok here's a silly one for you. a guy i know who builds pc's called me the other night and while i was talking to him i mentioned Linux. i pronounce it like "Line-ux" he said it was pronounced "Len-ux" so how is it supposed to be pronounced? i am very very excited about using this OS i tested the slackware live cd just , well for fun and to learn lol i can see why so many choose it over MS winblows lmao anywho thx for the advice.
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:27 AM   #2
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i pronounce it le-nux not lie-nux
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:34 AM   #3
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Do search for Linus himself saying it.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:37 AM   #4
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i say it like..
lint - six - s + t
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:55 AM   #5
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thank you aaa i did as you said and found the audio of Linus pronouncing it himself. it seems even with the audio of him saying it there is still a conflict of how he is pronouncing it. i listend to the short audio clip and it sounds like "Lee-nus" so i will stick with that. although it appears that some feel it is pronounced like "lie-nux" or "line-ux" in english, Linus is pronouncing it in english in the clip so in english it is still "Lee-nus".
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Old 10-20-2003, 12:16 PM   #6
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Oops i wanted to include this link for everyone to listen to.
Linus pronouncing "Linux"
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Old 10-20-2003, 12:34 PM   #7
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I always thought it was more like "LIN - ucks," and that's what it sounds to me when Linus says it.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 01:15 PM   #8
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I thought it was Linn-ucks, that's how I've always said it
 
Old 10-20-2003, 02:57 PM   #9
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I thought it is pronounced like Win-Doze? haha - just kidding.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 07:54 PM   #10
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ok i decided to listen to it a few more times and to my ears it sounds like
Quote:
Originally posted by Micro420
I thought it is pronounced like Win-Doze? haha - just kidding.
lol no i am also just kidding but it sounds to me like
"lee-nux" or "lea-nux" so i retract my last sounds-like "
Quote:
Originally posted by me paladin
"Lee-nus"
thank you all for helping in this not very important question
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