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M1k3st3r
Hey y'all, this is my 1st post and I figured I'd make a poll to see if I've been pronouncing the word "Linux" correctly. I've been calling it "Line-ooks" my whole life.
Mjolinor
QUOTE(M1k3st3r @ Nov 29 2005, 09:37 PM)
Hey y'all, this is my 1st post and I figured I'd make a poll to see if I've been pronouncing the word "Linux" correctly. I've been calling it "Line-ooks" my whole life.
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ooks as in pool?

ucks as in duck?
M1k3st3r
QUOTE(Mjolinor @ Nov 29 2005, 09:02 PM)
ooks as in pool?

ucks as in duck?
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Yeah, I guess it would help if i put up some sort of pronouncation key...

Well I'm thinking of "ooks" as in "shook".

EDIT: Thanks Cagilaba!!
Mjolinor
QUOTE(M1k3st3r @ Nov 29 2005, 11:08 PM)
QUOTE(Mjolinor @ Nov 29 2005, 09:02 PM)
ooks as in pool?

ucks as in duck?
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Yeah, I guess it would help if i put up some sort of pronouncation key...

Well I'm thinking of "ooks" as in "shook".

EDIT: Thanks Cagilaba!!
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Hmm, doesn't help much because I pronounce duck and shook the same apart from the first bit smile.gif).
chal
"Hello, this is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce Linux as 'Linux' "

Download the avi (~3 meg)

I Personally say Linux rhyming with the English word cynics. That might only be because I am so cynical.

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/saylinux.htm
bluedevils
I used to pronounce line-ucks along time ago, but now I it's linn-ucks
stbrock
Check out www.onelook.com for lots of dictionary entries for Linux, several of which link to pronunciation audio or information. Linus himself pronounces it in a Scandanavian way (LEE-nux) that is different from anyone else I've ever heard in English. Judging from the references, no one ought to consider the "cynics" or "ducks" versions wrong. You hear both a lot, in the US at least. Anyone who says there is one "right" pronunciation -- whatever they might think it to be -- is wrong.

QUOTE(chal @ Nov 30 2005, 10:49 AM)
"Hello, this is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce Linux as 'Linux' "

Download the avi (~3 meg)

I Personally say Linux rhyming with the English word cynics.  That might only be because I am so cynical.

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/saylinux.htm
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Gondola
I, and everyone I know who talks about it, says Linux like "linnicks" (rhymes with cynics).

Just my personal experience.
chal
We should probably find a GNU way to pronounce it.
-G-
QUOTE(chal @ Dec 1 2005, 02:13 PM)
We should probably find a GNU way to pronounce it.
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LiGNUx? ohmy.gif
vputz
I figure since Linus pronounces it as rhyming with his name in Finnish ("...my name is Lee-noos Torvalds, and I pronounce Lee-nooks as Lee-nooks"), I just "Americanize" the OS the same way as the name ("Line-us"->"Line-ucks"). That way, I'm wrong, but in a predictable way (heh).

-->VPutz
BROse
Me, I say.....Lin-x
InSearchOf
WOW... you really really dug this one up...
liberated
QUOTE(vputz @ Dec 6 2005, 12:22 AM)
I figure since Linus pronounces it as rhyming with his name in Finnish ("...my name is Lee-noos Torvalds, and I pronounce Lee-nooks as Lee-nooks"), I just "Americanize" the OS the same way as the name ("Line-us"->"Line-ucks").  That way, I'm wrong, but in a predictable way (heh).

-->VPutz
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Just for the record, Linus native language is Swedish, and that's how he pronounces his name (with a Finlandian accent but it's still Swedish) . I think it is about 8% of the people in Finland that speak Swedish as their first language.
Legodude522
Linus Torvalds has the answer!
Antikx
QUOTE(Legodude522 @ Oct 22 2006, 12:41 AM)

You're the man. (after Linus, that is)
Legodude522
How does one not know how to pronouce Linux anywy? tongue.gif
Antikx
QUOTE(Legodude522 @ Oct 22 2006, 05:15 PM)
How does one not know how to pronounce Linux anyway?  tongue.gif
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Here's my theory on technology pronunciations: smile.gif
#1 A lot of geeks (including myself) don't communicate with other geeks (via tongue & ear) so we never actually hear all the words that we type/read.
#2 The *NIX community is creative in a wonderfully warped way and takes pleasure in being a bit eccentric and obscure.
#3 The world is a big place and there are many languages and accents. A written word can be pronounced many, many ways.
Cresho
Linucks...that is how I pronounce it.

and real geeks never talk to each other face to face, they have a hacking competition. I remember the time when i use to attack my neighbors pc and he be shutting down my pc all the time remotely. He bipassed my mom in those days and used a floppy to enable netbios and he shut my pc down when he detected my attacks. It took me a while to figure this out cuz I am so dumb when it comes to stuff like this.

so....so funny! biggrin.gif
Da_Blitz
and here i was thinking i was cool because i would take a snapshot of a windows computer (print screen) and make it the desktop wallpaper, move the start bar to the right of the sccreen and make it as small as posible

repeat 20 times

those computers were out of commision for 3 weeks until they gave up and reinstalled smile.gif
Cresho
so funny
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