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

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Sat Sep 1 01:25:38 AEST 2018

Fair enough, but was a cute joke that made those "in the know" smile (like
me), but less of a dig at a marketing naming IMO - like RHEL - not seeing
the obvious way to pronounce the name - duh.  I was more thinking terms of
things like that that marketing folks just were clueless.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 11:17 AM William Pechter <pechter at gmail.com> wrote:

> UNIX is a trademark of AT&T
> AT&T is a modem test command.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com>
> To: Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org>
> Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs at tuhs.org>
> Sent: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:42
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] UNIX System names - since UNIX was a Trademark
> 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
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