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How do you pronounce "*nix"?

nix
26
54%
Unix
9
19%
starnix
6
13%
foonix
2
4%
splatnix
0
No votes
pointernix
0
No votes
wildcardnix
0
No votes
kleenix
0
No votes
bleepnix
1
2%
MS-Duck
4
8%
 
Total votes: 48

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*nix

Postby Sizik » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:57 pm UTC

Thought came up, let's see what people think.
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Re: *nix

Postby Wnderer » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:44 pm UTC

Tektronix

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Re: *nix

Postby dii » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:30 pm UTC

asterisk-nix, duh.

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Re: *nix

Postby Copper Bezel » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:34 pm UTC

Ditto, if I'm reading something off aloud, but in ordinary speech, I'd structure the sentence to allow me to use nixes to avoid it. So roughly like quotation marks.

Edit: Or "a nix", depending on context.
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Re: *nix

Postby troyp » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:54 am UTC

I pronounce *nix "star-nix", but I'd usually just say "unix" rather "*nix" anyway. *nix is silly. What does *nix properly include? Unix and Minix? (Lol, Minix...)

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Re: *nix

Postby Nyktos » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:27 am UTC

I'm not sure I've ever had reason to say it out loud. In my mind I pronounce it as "<cough>nix".

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Re: *nix

Postby Iranon » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:40 am UTC

When the distinction isn't necessary: Eunuchs.
When it is: ʔnix
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Re: *nix

Postby lorb » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:49 am UTC

Is there a difference between "*nix" and "unixoid"? Because that is how i pronounce it usually. Option is missing from poll unfortunately.
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Re: *nix

Postby dalcde » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:46 pm UTC

I actually pronounce the star in Chinese (since it sounds better that way and Chinese is my mother tongue)

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Re: *nix

Postby Jplus » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:43 am UTC

I think I would usually say "nix", but I didn't vote for that because I think splatnix (reference to INTERCAL) and kleenix (reference to Kleene star operator) are much cooler. I think I'll use those two interchangeably from now on. :)
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Re: *nix

Postby Xenomortis » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:13 am UTC

Your knowledge of mathematics is good but apparently your personal hygeine leaves something to be desired.
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Re: *nix

Postby Jplus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:00 pm UTC

And what does the brand of tissues have to do with the asterisk symbol?
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Re: *nix

Postby Foxical » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:19 pm UTC

I just say "Unix-like operating systems." Might be a bit verbose, but there isn't as much ambiguity about it.

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Re: *nix

Postby chridd » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:04 am UTC

Jplus wrote:And what does the brand of tissues have to do with the asterisk symbol?
Kleenix is one letter away from Kleenex, and, if you pronounce Kleene as /klini/ or /klin/, then they would be pronounced very similarly.
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Re: *nix

Postby thoughtfully » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:07 am UTC

I say "unix" when referring to any of those operating systems. As trademarks go, it's pretty far gone, moreso than Kleenex, and it conveys the point with the least amount of confusion and awkwardness.
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