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Subject:Re: Linux From:M Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Sun, 25 Jun 2000 12:12:27 -0700
Most UNIX hipsters I've met say LINN-ucks, but I always try to say
LINE-ucks, for the following reasons:
- I don't like saying LINN-ucks.
- Linus Torvalds, with his Scandinavian accent, pronounces it something
like LEEN-ucks. He also pronounces his own name as LEEN-us. In English, I
have always heard Linus as LINE-us, therefore in English Linux is LINE-ux.
- And finally, saying LINE-ux is somehow my revenge against the gods for
inflicting the word "functionality" upon us.