How do you say Linux?

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    How do you say Linux?

    Just wondering, ive used linux since 1992 and have always said it the old way.. it seems people say it lin-ex, not li-nucks

    oh-well its a po-ta-to and pa-tot-o type thing

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    You might just get an explanation here:

    http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_song/1241/1241156.html



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    I would pronounce it Lye nucks... this is because at school I was taught that if a vowel followed a single consonant, it would make the previous vowel "soft".... however Linux isn't English is it? So how does Torvalds pronounce it?
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    Originally posted by NooNoo
    I would pronounce it Lye nucks... this is because at school I was taught that if a vowel followed a single consonant, it would make the previous vowel "soft".... however Linux isn't English is it? So how does Torvalds pronounce it?
    He pronounces it between "Lin-ux" and "Lean-ux", as opposed to "Line-ux".

    More confusion here: http://hostingworks.com/support/dict.phtml?foldoc=Linux
    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=linux
    http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronunciation/

    Last link points to an MP3 of Linus Torvalds: http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronuncia...says-linux.mp3
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    I agree with Noo, that is what we were taught too and I am sticking firmly to LIE-NUCKS!

    Is Torvald Swedish or Norwegian? I can find Linux in my Swedish Dictionary (as a Radio Ham I keep Dictionaries in many languages and can exchange greetings in a few using morse). Does anyone know what Linux means?

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    Originally posted by MorseLady
    I agree with Noo, that is what we were taught too and I am sticking firmly to LIE-NUCKS!

    Is Torvald Swedish or Norwegian? I can find Linux in my Swedish Dictionary (as a Radio Ham I keep Dictionaries in many languages and can exchange greetings in a few using morse). Does anyone know what Linux means?
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    ok, this is an old debate that was settled by linus himself with the above mentioned Mp3. AS for being a word, it's not. Linus made it up to give his version of unix a name that would represent him, hence LINux. That's it.
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    Originally posted by gtiseb
    ok, this is an old debate that was settled by linus himself with the above mentioned Mp3. AS for being a word, it's not. Linus made it up to give his version of unix a name that would represent him, hence LINux. That's it.
    yes, but Im asking how do you say it

    nothing more....


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    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    I would pronounce it Lye nucks... this is because at school I was taught that if a vowel followed a single consonant, it would make the previous vowel "soft".... however Linux isn't English is it? So how does Torvalds pronounce it?
    Exactly.
    I used to say Lienux until I heard someone call it Linux. So, being curious, I checked it out.
    Sure enough, he as opposed to myself was right.
    I gather you cousins over there have seen Charlie Brown?
    Remember the character Linus?
    Lienus?
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    I pronounce it like the man himself does, li-nux not LINE-UX
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    Definetly Li-Nux
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    There is no SUX on the end so I just dont say it
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    I don't say "Linux" often, but when I do...
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