How To Pronounce GNU

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.

This is a recording of Richard Stallman saying “GNU” and another with a short explanation about how GNU was named:

How to say “GNU”:

How GNU Was Named:

The combination of GNU and Linux is the GNU/Linux operating system, now used by millions and sometimes incorrectly called simply “Linux.”

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