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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, <i>g</i>, like
“grew” but with the letter “n” <i>n</i> instead of

This is a recording of <a href="http://www.stallman.org/">Richard href="https://www.stallman.org/">Richard Stallman</a>
saying “GNU” and another with a short explanation about how GNU
was named:

<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>

<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>

<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
<p>For more detailed information and history of the GNU
Operating System visit
<a href="/gnu/">http://www.gnu.org/gnu/</a></p> href="/gnu/">gnu.org/gnu/</a></p>

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<p>Copyright (C) © 2001 Richard M. Stallman</p>

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