Re: is Unix dead? (how to say "Linux")

Keith Dawson (
Mon, 2 Feb 1998 19:51:17 -0500

>> Note that Redhat got the Operating System of the year award
>> from InfoWorld :
>Well here is my little Redhat story. I was at Internet world a couple of
>years ago talking to the guy in the big red hat. I used to pronounce Linux
>as "lie-nex." After talking to the guy in the big red hat for about five
>minutes he looks at me and says, "I don't know what OS you're talking
>about. There is nothing called 'lie-nex'." So I say, "umm what is it you
>sell?" Mr. big red hat says, "Lynn-nex."

According to Wired, Linus (pron. Lee-nus) pronounces it "Lee-nooks."
I've heard this elsewhere as well. Most Americans don't go that far,
especially not those from North Carolina.