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How do you pronounce Linux?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:52 PM

1. "Lay-Nooks"
2. "Lee-Nooks"
3. "Lay-Nacks"
4. "Lee-Nacks"

Or something else?

Edited by Lloyd T, 19 February 2009 - 04:58 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:55 PM

How about Lie-nucks
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:56 PM

http://www.hookedonphonics.com/landing/indexc2.html :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:01 PM

I always thought it was "len-uks"

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:11 PM

Lin-ux :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:20 PM

Lynn - ucks
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:23 AM

Lin - Uk's :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:13 PM

I always pronounce it lyn-ix even though I'm pretty sure it's suppose to be pronounced with the word "line" then y(ucks) (yucks without the y on front).
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:59 PM

I once heard a recording of Linus Torvalds saying "Linux." He said it thusly:

Lee Nucks

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:07 PM

Makes me ponder if he calls himself Lee nus :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:13 PM

Makes me ponder if he calls himself Lee nus :thumbsup:

Actually, he did.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:26 PM

Coooool Now can we get that last name :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:50 PM

You say po-tay-toe, I say po-ta-toe...... :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:58 PM

I've switched between "Linn-ucks" and "ly-nucks" because I thought as it was Linus who invented it he would pronounce it the same..

Only occurred to me recently that how we pronounce Linus and how he does would also be different.

Btw I vote "Tor-valtz" because that's how I've always pronounced it.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:04 PM

You say po-tay-toe, I say po-ta-toe...... :flowers:

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