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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”.

For more detailed information and history of the GNU Operating System visit http://www.gnu.org/gnu/

License Of The Recordings

Copyright (C) 2001 Richard M. Stallman

These recordings are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

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