LinuxFreak.org: How to Pronounce Linux... Properly
Aug 04, 2001, 14:30 (28 Talkback[s])
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It's Saturday and we're at loose ends. LinuxFreak braves the
waters of 'i' as in "pie" and 'i' as in 'ichthyosaur.' LinuxFreak
"Pronouncing the word `` Linux'' is one of the great
mysteries of the Linux world. Americans pronounce the name Linus
with a long i sound, as in pie. However, because Linux was
originally based on a small, PC-based implementation of UNIX called
``Minix'' (pronounced with a short i), the actual pronunciation of
Linux preserves this characteristic-it's LIH-nucks. Think
and they've thoughtfully included the infamous "Helloooo, this is
Linus Torvalds" .au we've never been able to hear clearly enough to
have an opinion over.
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