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    Question How is Linux pronounced?

    The title says it.

    I've heard 2 pronunciations, one where the i is long and the other short.

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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    Quote Originally Posted by pretty_whistle View Post
    The title says it.

    I've heard 2 pronunciations, one where the i is long and the other short.

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    How Linus Torvalds pronounces it
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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    as in Lynn-ux
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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    it's pronounced LYNN-IX

    and Ubuntu is pronounced OO-BOON-TU
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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    A consumer doesn't take anything away: he doesn't actually consume anything.
    Giving the same thing to a thousand consumers is not really any more expensive than giving it to just one. By Linus Torvalds

    So maybe Linus it should be but ended up as Linux.

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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    Wow. Everyone's in agreement that I've been goofing it up then....haha, how rude...JK. lol.
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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    Quote Originally Posted by pretty_whistle View Post
    Wow. Everyone's in agreement that I've been goofing it up then....haha, how rude...JK. lol.
    Who cares how you pronounce it, its whether you can use it or not

    Local dialects, accents change......Linux the kernel is still global.
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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    Who cares how you pronounce it, its whether you can use it or not

    Local dialects, accents change......Linux the kernel is still global.
    I agree.

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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    Aye. Too many people put too much thought into it's pronunciation. At the end of the day, the Linux kernel doesn't give a damn what you call it.

    Personally though, I always have, and always will, pronounce it "Lynn-ucks".
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    Re: How is Linux pronounced?

    LEE-noox.

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