How to pronounce LINUX

This is another thing that bugs me. Thanks Beth!
Some people apparently say LIN-ux… and others say LINE-ux.
Here is what Linus Torvalds has to say in the Wikipedia entry:

Linux is commonly pronounced either to rhyme with minix [ˈlɪnəks], or to rhyme with my nicks [ˈlaɪnəks]. The first pronunciation is considered more correct, while the second has become popular for sounding more natural in English. Other variations are also possible, but less frequently heard.

Now what’s even more amusing here is that we even have a recording of how Linus Torvalds says Linux HERE.
So there you go. Anyone that wants to pronounce linux as “LINE-ux” you’re wrong, just plain and utterly wrong. Don’t like it? Go complain to the man, Linus Torvalds.

  • Thanks. Could you pronounce SQL correctly, please? I have heard it called “sequel”, but don’t know if that’s right.

  • Thanks. Could you pronounce SQL correctly, please? I have heard it called “sequel”, but don’t know if that’s right.

  • Yup. that’s how you say SQL.

  • darkmoon

    Yup. that’s how you say SQL.