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  • #16
    From what I understand Linux is *supposed* to be Li-nix (Little)... but Lie-nix just sounds a heck of a lot better to me, so I say it that way.

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    • #17
      Rhymes with "eunuchs".
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      • #18
        Linux is supposed to be "Lee-nux", that is how its creator, Linus Torvalds, pronounces it. Curiously enough though, nobody else pronounces it that way. I pronounce it "lih-nux".

        And I pronounce Unix "You-nicks"

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Cary
          I always say My-S-Q-L
          Ditto.

          I've never heard My-Squall or My-Sequel though....

          Ok, but how do you pronounce PostgreSQL?
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          • #20
            I pronounce it "Ewe-nix".

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            • #21
              Originally posted by MarkB
              Yup and Lie-nicks for me.

              And 'Red Hat'.

              naa its lynn-nicks
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              • #22
                unix is U-NIX, YOU-NIX, YOU-NICS, pretty staight forward
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by BillaBongUSA
                  I always thought that it was "You-nicks."

                  But while we're at it, how do you pronounce MySQL? I've always said "My-Squall," but everyone else says "My-Sequel."
                  Here in Israel we say MySQL since we're pretty much used to these acronyms, but I watched a show on TV once and everyone there say "My-Sequel". Don't know if that's how it was meant to be, if you ask me they made a word out of SQL so it's easier to pronounce.

                  And You-Nicks and Li-nocks for me...
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                  • #24
                    But how does everyone say PostgreSQL?

                    I've been saying "post-gruh-S-Q-L"
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                    • #25
                      How I pronounce things:

                      linux: lie-nucks
                      unix: you-nicks
                      mySQL: my-es-Q-el

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Total Cult
                        Linux is supposed to be "Lee-nux", that is how its creator, Linus Torvalds, pronounces it. Curiously enough though, nobody else pronounces it that way. I pronounce it "lih-nux".

                        And I pronounce Unix "You-nicks"
                        Yeah, I also say:

                        "lih-nux"
                        You-nicks"
                        & "My - Ess - Que - Ell"

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Chen
                          "My-Sequel". Don't know if that's how it was meant to be, if you ask me they made a word out of SQL so it's easier to pronounce....
                          Maybe it should be...
                          ...wait for it...


                          ... "My School" :shudders:

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                          • #28
                            I call it S-Q-L too, though I have heard ppl use "sequel" or even "sqill".

                            As for Postgresql, I say it "Post-gres-Que-EL". Kinda hard to type it out, but pretty much out its spelled.
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                            • #29
                              SQL is sometimes pronounced Sequel as its original name was SEQL (Structured English Query Language). The E got dropped later on.

                              As for PostgreSQL... I just say "Postgres".

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                              • #30
                                For linux I say Lih-nucks (like "li" in little), for me it seems easier to say

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