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Etymology

From the name of its creator, Linus Torvalds, influenced by the term Unix. The first name of Linux was Freax, combining the words "Free" and "Unix", and referring to phreaking. The administrator of the server on which Linux was firstly held didn't like the connection to phreaking, and therefore Linus changed it to Linux

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lĭnʹəks, IPA: /ˈlɪn.əks/, SAMPA: /"lIn.@ks/ or
  • enPR: lĭnʹo͝oks, IPA: /ˈlɪn.ʊks/, SAMPA: /"lIn.Uks/ or
  • enPR: līʹnəks, IPA: /ˈlaɪ.nəks/, SAMPA: /"laI.n@ks/ (considered incorrect by many)

Proper noun

Singular
Linux

Plural
Linuxes

Linux (Linuxes)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A free Unix-like operating system kernel created by Linus Torvalds and released under the GNU General Public License.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of any number of systems that uses Linux as its kernel.

Usage notes

  • In the sense of "one of any number of systems that uses Linux as its kernel", some prefer the term GNU/Linux.

Translations

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Dutch

Proper noun

Linux (plural: Linuxen, Linuxes; diminutive linuxje, plural diminutive linuxjes)

  1. Linux

German

Linux

Proper noun

Linux n. [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Linux]]

  1. Linux (free Unix-like operating system)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈlinuks]

Proper noun

Linux m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl proper nouns|Linux]]

  1. Linux

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative Linux Linuksy
Genitive Linuksa Linuksów
Dative Linuksowi Linuksom
Accusative Linuksa Linuksy
Instrumental Linuksem Linuksami
Locative Linuksie Linuksach
Vocative Linuksie Linuksy

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