[TUHS] UNIX System names - since UNIX was a Trademark

Eric Wayte ewayte at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 01:13:53 AEST 2018

I've heard Red Hat referred to as "root hat".

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 10:42 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> Dave Horsfall's comment about AIX made me think.     The joker in me has
>  always been impressed by how marketing people 'missed' the obvious
> pronunciations that would lead to serious
> jokes.
> Some of the more memorable ones from the UNIX world that I knew: AIX ->
> "aches", CRDS -> "cruds", HP-UX -> HP "yucks" and "hockey pucks" and my
> favorite: RHEL -> "our hell"
> I bet there are more and others I did know/consider ;-)
> That said, I did hear a pro-VMS person in ZKO (*i.e.* a DECie) once tried
> refered to "DEC Ultrix" as Dirty Tricks, but I never heard that one take
> off/be repeated outside of ZKO.
> For history we probably should try to collect them, although I fear the
> context of the joke in the future may be lost.
> Clem

Eric Wayte
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