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Fairfax IT: What's GNU with Linux

Apr 19, 1999, 10:19 (2 Talkback[s])
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"LINUX is many things: an exciting technology, a hot brand name, a political battleground, a lightning rod for programmers fed up with Microsoft. But one thing it is not - by itself - and that is a comprehensive operating system."

"Linux is the kernel for an operating system that is correctly called GNU/Linux."


"The Linux FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document says: "Linus pronounces Linux approximately as 'leen-us'." "Lie-nucks" is an OK translation for English speakers, but "linn-ucks" (with a short "i" as in "pit") is not acceptable, the FAQ says."

I, and almost everyone I know, pronounces it "Linn-ucks". --dw

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