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<h2>How To Pronounce GNU</h2>

<p>The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU's Not 
Unix!”; it is pronounced as one syllable with a hard g, like
“grew” but with the letter “n” instead of
“r”.</p>

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This is a recording of <a href="http://www.stallman.org/">Richard Stallman</a>
saying “GNU” and another with a short explanation about how GNU
was named:
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<p><strong>How to say “GNU”:</strong></p>
<audio src="/audio/gnu-pronunciation.ogg" controls="controls">
<a href="/audio/gnu-pronunciation.ogg">How To Say GNU</a>
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<p><strong>How GNU Was Named:</strong></p>
<audio src="/audio/how-gnu-was-named.ogg" controls="controls">    
<a href="/audio/how-gnu-was-named.ogg">How GNU Was Named</a>
</audio>

<p>The combination of <a href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html">GNU and
Linux</a> is the <strong>GNU/Linux operating system</strong>, now used
by millions and sometimes incorrectly called simply
“Linux”.</p>
<p>For more detailed information and history of the GNU
Operating System visit 
<a href="/gnu/">http://www.gnu.org/gnu/</a></p>

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<p>Copyright (C) 2001 Richard M. Stallman</p>
<p>This page is

<p>These recordings are licensed under a <a rel="license"
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Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License</a>.
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<p>Please send general FSF & GNU inquiries to
<a href="mailto:gnu@gnu.org"><gnu@gnu.org></a>.
There are also <a href="/contact/">other ways to contact</a>
the FSF.<br />
Please send broken FSF.  Broken links and other corrections or suggestions can be sent
to <a href="mailto:webmasters@gnu.org"><webmasters@gnu.org></a>.</p>

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<p>Updated: License</a>.</p>

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