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xequence
October 23rd, 2005, 01:59 AM
You will find the oddest words on a linux forum... Like the whole rename microsoft thing. Ive heard M$, microsucks, and oddest of all, wintendo. What does nintendo have to do with microsoft? :P

Also the whole thing of classifyinhg unix based OSes as ether un*x or *nix. For the first thing, un*x... What else is there, unex, unux, etc? And *nix. It is linux not linix.

What odd words or modifications to words have you seen on linux forums, or said by a linux user?

Lovechild
October 23rd, 2005, 02:13 AM
it's because technically speaking Linux might comply to most UNIX standards, but we are not certified to use the UNIX name, it costs a lot of money and frankly it's of little use.

YourSurrogateGod
October 23rd, 2005, 02:15 AM
Yeh, what does Nintendo have to do with Windows? That and why would any rational people dump on Nintendo?

BoyOfDestiny
October 23rd, 2005, 03:15 AM
You will find the oddest words on a linux forum... Like the whole rename microsoft thing. Ive heard M$, microsucks, and oddest of all, wintendo. What does nintendo have to do with microsoft? :P

Also the whole thing of classifyinhg unix based OSes as ether un*x or *nix. For the first thing, un*x... What else is there, unex, unux, etc? And *nix. It is linux not linix.

What odd words or modifications to words have you seen on linux forums, or said by a linux user?

Can I mention those by mac users (at least since they are *nix now? :) )

file mangler (file manager, which I actually liked back in the day)

exploder (instead of explorer)

internet exploiter (instead of explorer)

windoze (instead of windows)

Oh well, water under the bridge. To all the mac users that spouted these... One word for ya: Mactel

:KS

DutchLau
October 23rd, 2005, 03:17 AM
Can I mention those by mac users (at least since they are *nix now? :) )

file mangler (file manager, which I actually liked back in the day)

exploder (instead of explorer)

internet exploiter (instead of explorer)

windoze (instead of windows)

Oh well, water under the bridge. To all the mac users that spouted these... One word for ya: Mactel

:KS


Don't forget WINBLOWS :p

xequence
October 23rd, 2005, 03:29 AM
Can I mention those by mac users (at least since they are *nix now? )

Absolutly ;) I love the one you said, file mangler :)

marketing_ubuntu
October 23rd, 2005, 04:57 AM
Do you think they call us Lindix in Redmond? And say we use Linsux? Just pondering.

Perhaps all the MS employees in here using Ubuntu at home can tell us?

poofyhairguy
October 23rd, 2005, 05:41 AM
Do you think they call us Lindix in Redmond? And say we use Linsux? Just pondering.


Something tells me the average MS employee does not talk about Linux at all. That would be acknowledging it exists!

cactus
October 23rd, 2005, 06:03 AM
*nix = Xenix, Linux, HP-UX, Aix, Irix, QNX, BSD-Unix, Solaris, Tru64, Dynix, Minix, UnixWare... probably left out a few..

It is just name. Like 'vegetables'. It belies their origins as Unix and Unix derivative/workalike OS'es.

gray-squirrel
October 23rd, 2005, 06:25 AM
Yeh, what does Nintendo have to do with Windows? That and why would any rational people dump on Nintendo?

Maybe because back in the early days of Nintendo, it was not seen as a serious game box - even though it was quite popular. I know of people who went with the original Sega and Sega Genesis back in those days.

Today, all I can say is this: Playstation 2.

By the way, there are so many strange-sounding terms used in this forum, but I get used to it. The one worth noting to me was "pwned". It's hard to keep from smiling every time that one comes up. I'm glad no one's looking over my shoulder, because I can see people struggling to pronounce that one. I don't want to be rolling out of my chair, you know. :D

Sirin
October 23rd, 2005, 06:47 AM
It is linux not linix.


Linux was not always "Linux". Torvalds didn't like the name and went with "Minix". He was too late, as people were already using "Linux". And that is why we use "Linux".

BoyOfDestiny
October 23rd, 2005, 07:31 AM
Linux was not always "Linux". Torvalds didn't like the name and went with "Minix". He was too late, as people were already using "Linux". And that is why we use "Linux".


Nope! Who on earth told you that?

http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/minix.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minix#Minix_and_Linux

Linux may have been called freax. Google a bit, there was that whole fiasco about Linux being a ripoff of minix.

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040517002423242

der_joachim
October 23rd, 2005, 10:12 AM
Yeh, what does Nintendo have to do with Windows? That and why would any rational people dump on Nintendo?

This is no official explanation. It is just the way I think that many Linux users view the Windows platform. Many prople (including me) just use WIndows as a glorified gaming platform. It is the only standard desktop task which Linux has not been able to conquer, As for the Nintendo part: why Wintel and no AMD reference in that term? Right: the first syllables all end in 'in'. Waystation does not alliterate with Windows. It is just a linguistic thingie. No worries.

openmind
October 23rd, 2005, 11:54 AM
Linux was not always "Linux". Torvalds didn't like the name and went with "Minix". He was too late, as people were already using "Linux". And that is why we use "Linux".

:confused::confused::confused::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes:

macewan
October 23rd, 2005, 12:24 PM
not al* *n*x u*rs are od*

Tiede
October 23rd, 2005, 12:36 PM
This is no official explanation. It is just the way I think that many Linux users view the Windows platform. Many prople (including me) just use WIndows as a glorified gaming platform. It is the only standard desktop task which Linux has not been able to conquer, As for the Nintendo part: why Wintel and no AMD reference in that term? Right: the first syllables all end in 'in'. Waystation does not alliterate with Windows. It is just a linguistic thingie. No worries.
just dittoing der_joachim on the meaning of Wintendo... That is the use I know of it. Lots of people keep their winblows partition primairly for gaming. This can be easily seen in all the different "what keeps you from completly switching to linux?" polls plaguing ubuntuforums.

Kvark
October 23rd, 2005, 03:42 PM
It's not more odd then usual on the net. The players in many online games have much weirder vocabularies then linux users. And even people who have never used anything else then windows bashes microsoft.

Raeth
October 23rd, 2005, 04:32 PM
I presume "Wintendo" comes from when people use their Windows installation as a games console. I don't think it's a slag on Nintendo, it just happens to fit the best.

Nintendo -> Wintendo.
Playstation -> Play... dows?

See?

TravisNewman
October 24th, 2005, 06:07 AM
Linux was not always "Linux". Torvalds didn't like the name and went with "Minix". He was too late, as people were already using "Linux". And that is why we use "Linux". sorry, but you've gotten incorrect information from someone.
From the wikipedia article, "Linux":


Meanwhile, in 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991), another kernel—eventually dubbed "Linux"—was begun as a hobby by Finnish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland) university student Linus Torvalds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds) while attending the University of Helsinki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Helsinki). Torvalds originally used Minix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minix), a simplified Unix-like system written by Andrew Tanenbaum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Tanenbaum) for teaching operating system design. However, Tanenbaum did not permit others to extend his operating system, leading Torvalds to develop a replacement for Minix.

As far as the wintendo, microsuck, M$, dead rat (red hat), etc, etc, ad nauseum, I don't hide the fact that I think it's juvenile, shows a lack of maturity and respect for the developers, and is just generally not nice. Regardless of what you think of Microsoft (and for the record, I highly despise them), M$, winblows, etc, are about on par with the playground fear of the opposite sex giving you cooties and calling them names based on their name (like one poor girl in my first grade class that was called Suzy Floosy or Sucky Suzy all the time) in an attempt to ward them off and keep them from passing on that deadly imaginary disease.

Microsoft isn't going to give you cooties if you say their name properly, I promise, and calling them M$ or Microsuck doesn't make you look any cooler or inspire more confidence in your statement.

As far as *nix, I think it's just because most unix variants and clones end in nix, so it's just easier.

Master Shake
October 24th, 2005, 02:03 PM
My favorite is a term I *think* I coined (I haven't heard anyone else use it), and that is Windon'ts

BoyOfDestiny
May 15th, 2006, 07:43 PM
From the former SUN ceo:
Say what? A look back at McNealy zingers (http://www.zdnet.com.au/insight/software/soa/Say_what_A_look_back_at_McNealy_zingers/0,39023769,39253850,00.htm)

Of that article, I loved "CaptiveX". Brilliant.

briancurtin
May 15th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Linux was not always "Linux". Torvalds didn't like the name and went with "Minix". He was too late, as people were already using "Linux". And that is why we use "Linux".
andrew tanenbaum created minix

edit: i see a few people covered that already, sorry

mips
May 15th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Yeh, what does Nintendo have to do with Windows? That and why would any rational people dump on Nintendo?

Maybe it is the 'toy' appearance of nintendo with all their cutesy characters etc.

MenZa
May 16th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Playstation -> Play... dows?

For the Danes, try pronouncing that. Bring back anything ;)?