Linux and open-source: correct pronunciation of…


Chances are, sometimes you've done a job interview, or you're in the middle of a Linux or open source podcast, or maybe having any conversation, and you don't really know what it's like the pronunciation of certain names of open source projects. This is not only a problem that can get you in trouble, it could also create a bad feeling for the HR staff who are interviewing you, or those who listen to you.

In this article, you will see some of these words so that they no longer play a trick on you. Thus, you will be able to pronounce it correctly all those names of companies, technologies, teams, or projects that are usually common in the world of open source software ...

Advice! When in doubt about how to pronounce it in English, better look for an alternative in Spanish. For example, if you're not sure how to pronounce "open-soure", say "open source" instead. The same for all those words that have translation (backup-backup, dump-dump, core-kernel, boot-boot, diver-controller ..), better not risk sounding bad ... Also, you will be encouraging the use of words in your language, which is positive.

Since not everyone understands phonetic symbols, I'll leave you links with the audio:

If you have more examples, please, leave your comment and the link or the pronunciation ...

As for the abbreviations, The truth is that in that case it is not so problematic that you say them in your native language, in this case in Spanish. That is, things like SQL, GCC, GDB, PHP, HTML, GPL, BSD, SSL, GUI, IP, ...

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