Fairfax IT: What’s GNU with Linux

“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”.


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