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Plural of Linux?

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Question by:DavidBirch2dotCom
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    by:Karl Heinz Kremer
    There is only one Linux, so there is no need for a plural.
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    by:DavidBirch2dotCom
    nope I dont agree, he he, there are more than one linux -  red hat, knoppix ect .'. linux must have a plural - be inventive :)
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    by:Karl Heinz Kremer
    These are Linux distributions, so the plural for those is "Linux distributions", but again, there is just one Linux. If you now try to claim that there are different versions of Linux (e.g. kernel version 2.4, 2.6, ...), these are "Linux versions", different versions of the same Linux. No need to use a plural for Linux.
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    by:troopern
    khkremer is totally correct.
    No need to argue about what he says =)
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    by:hoonexpert
    it is linuces

    Manish
    Baroda
    India
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    by:DavidBirch2dotCom
    Alas this was supposed to be a "fun" thread ;-p)

    'Linii'
    'Linuxen'
    LINUXIT
    LINUKS
    linuces

    now say them all in a row three times fast :)
    any other suggestions?
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    by:Karl Heinz Kremer
    There never is a need to argue about what I say :-)
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    you can say "linuxs" :D or "linuxses", "linuxes", "linuxszZZss" (of course, case sensitive), if you don't like those one-word-plural-words you surely can (and MUST!) say "several linux" lol JK

    (BTW,  I agree with khkremer :P)
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    by:JackNaif
    criterion -> criteria
    spermatozoon -> spermatozoa
    linux -> linuxa ???


    Or perhaps, as one of these is worth many of other OS's, Linux is a plural in itself, like "thanx", and in singular would be Linuk. Or Linal like french vitral -> vitraux.

    Perhaps such an explanation would also satisfy khkremer...



    Cheers:

    Jack
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    by:meidanze
    How about simply Linuxy
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    by:DavidBirch2dotCom
    thanks for a bit of fun :)
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