How do you pronounce 'linux' ?

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  1. CannonFoddr
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    Not sure if this is the right section to post this - since it's more 'computer system' or 'EOF' than 'General off topic' - but......

    How do you pronounce 'LINUX' ??
    Is it 'Lye-nux' or 'Lee-nux' or something totally different
     


  2. .Chris

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    Well, I pronounce it that way too...

    But some people pronounce it 'Lin-ux"
     
  3. Paarish

    Paarish Connor's Nublet

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    I pronounce it Lin-ux

    Like RoboticBuddy said
     
  4. Pong20302000

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    i pernonce it "Lit Sux" joking lol

    "Lyn Nucks" said together lol
     
  5. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    Lyn-nux. Although I have heard people pronounce it line-ex.
     
  6. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Lin-x for me.
     
  7. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

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    I've heard people pronouncing it as "linix".
     
  8. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    I call it "Lyn-ux" or "Lin-ux" they both sound the same. Though on occasion I call it "Linix".
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    I actually pronounce it countless ways, from Lye-nux' to 'Lee-nux' and even 'lin-ix'
     
  10. naved.islam14

    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

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    I pronounce it Lee-Nux.
     
  11. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    I have a very slight regional accent, so I pronounce it l-eye-nuks, however I believe the correct pronunciation is lee-nooks.
     
  12. machomuu

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  13. BlueStar

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    Used to pronounce it lie-nux, but then heard people saying linn-ux and presumed I'd got it wrong so changed the way I said it.

    But isn't it a combination of the creator's name, which was Linus, like the dude off Snoopy, and UNIX? In which case I guess there's the answer.
     
  14. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    And just to back that up:-

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/5IfHm6R5le0[/youtube]

    I love rubbing that in the faces of the people who've being telling me I'm getting it wrong and it's "line-ux". Especially the ones who've being adamant about it since we started trying it out way back when.
     
  15. Nimbus

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    Probably being lazy.
    Personally, I pronounce it

    "Leh nucks"
     
  16. Midna

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    Incorrect. Linus is not pronounced the way it is in Charlie Brown back in Finland. You will not find your answer there.
     
  17. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    Lee-nooks
     
  18. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    I pronounce it as linux.
     
  19. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    LIE-NUCKS


    LEE-NUX
     
  20. Terminator02

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    i've heard leyenucks, but i prounounce in linix, and that's the most common pronunciation i've heard