Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Pronouncing Linux...

For many years I always wondered what is the real pronunciation of the word LINUX. At last I found what Linus wanted to hear :). The way I was pronouncing is totally wrong it seems...

This is what 'Linux User's Guide - by Larry Greenfield' has to say...

"According to Linus , it should be pronounced with a short ih sound, like prInt, mInImal, etc. should rhyme with Minix, another Unix clone. It should not be pronounced like (American pronounciation of) the "Peanuts'' character, Linus, but rather LIH-nucks. And the u is sharp as in rule, not soft as in ducks."