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mfackler
06-11-2005, 14:19
I have two non technical Linux questions. Actually they are pronunciation questions. First off how do you pronounce “Debian?” Is it “Deb (as in the name) in” or is it “de ban?” The chances of me hearing anyone say this word in normal everyday speech are not very likely.

Secondly, and right along that line, I know a major difference in a “Linux” distribution VS as BSD distribution has to do with start up and the concept of “run levels.” Linux has run levels it inherited from “system V.” Is that pronounced System “vee” as in the letter “V” or is that system “five” as the Roman numeral “V?”

It’s not really a matter of life or death but I have been wondering these things and didn’t know how else to find out. Google is NOT your friend when it comes to pronouncing words.


Thanks in advance

Mike

HerrGlock
06-11-2005, 15:40
System five.

As to how to pronounce any word, it depends on how you talk. the command 'sed' is almost a two syllable word for me. I was raised in the hills of Tennessee.

DanH

David_G17
06-11-2005, 18:34
"they could teach a whole semester course on pronouncing UNIX terms and what they stand for." - a Computer Science teacher I had.

fastvfr
06-11-2005, 20:03
Deb-EE-An.

Washington,D.C.
06-13-2005, 08:41
The Debian project was started in August 1993 by Ian Murdock, a college student. The project's name represents a combination of "deb" (from Debra, Ian Murdock's wife) and "ian" (Murdock's first name) and should be pronounced as "deb ee n"

stooxie
06-13-2005, 14:34
And just for fun, I have a sound clip of Linus Torvalds saying "My name is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce it linux", where he says LIH nix, soft I.

-Stooxie

HerrGlock
06-13-2005, 15:17
Originally posted by stooxie
And just for fun, I have a sound clip of Linus Torvalds saying "My name is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce it linux", where he says LIH nix, soft I.

He also pronounces his name LEEnus. ;e

DanH

Washington,D.C.
06-13-2005, 15:19
Originally posted by stooxie
And just for fun, I have a sound clip of Linus Torvalds saying "My name is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce it linux", where he says LIH nix, soft I.

-Stooxie

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/saylinux.htm

Washington,D.C.
06-13-2005, 15:21
Originally posted by HerrGlock
He also pronounces his name LEEnus. ;e

DanH

I guess Peanuts wasn't in English in Finland,then he would know how to say it correctly.

Dandapani
06-13-2005, 20:27
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=debian


<operating system> /deb'ee`n/, *not* /deeb'ee`n/ The
non-profit volunteer organisation responsible for Debian
GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Hurd. Debian's Linux
distribution is dedicated to free and open source software;
the main goal of the distribution is to ensure that one can
download and install a fully-functional operating system
that is completely adherent to the Debian Free Software
Guidelines (DFSG).

Debian was begun in August 1993 by Ian Murdock, and was
sponsored by the Free Software Foundation from November 1994
to November 1995. The name Debian is a contraction of DEB(ra)
and IAN Murdock.

Debian's packaging system (dpkg) is similar to other popular
packaging systems like RPM. There are over 2200 packages of
precompiled software available in the main (free) section of
the Debian 2.1 distribution alone -- this is what sets Debian
apart from many other Linux distributions. The high quality
and huge number of official packages (most Debian systems'
/usr/local/ remains empty -- almost everything most Linux
users want is officially packaged) are what draw many people
to use Debian.

Another unique aspect to the Debian project is the open
development; pre-releases are made available from Day 1 and if
anyone wishes to become a Debian developer, all that is needed
is proof of identification and a signed PGP or GPG key.
There are over 400 Debian developers all around the world --
many developers have never met face-to-face, and most
development talks take place on the many mailing lists and
the IRC network.

Home http://www.debian.org/.