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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 12:13:55 -0400
mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1
Doing this duckduckgo site search: `geeks
site:https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/` gives me only one match. Which
is footnote 1 of section 1 Introduction of the manual. I do not know of
anywhere else where the pronunciation of Guix is explicitly stated.
I would like to know what other think about making the pronunciation of
Guix obvious to anyone who visits the website. The reasoning for this is
because the pronunciation of Guix as "geeks" is not intuitive. I
think a lot of people will assume it is pronounced some other way. For
example "gwixs" or "gooixs". I was not sure how to say Guix before
watching a talk on Guix. It is also easy for people to miss that single
footnote in the manual on how to pronounce Guix.
I think the confusion around the pronunciation of GIF would probably be
a worst case scenario.
Here are two projects that have non obvious pronunciation that address
this issue directly on their project homepage:
I also wanted to know what people think about the "geeks" pronunciation
and how it may impact adoption of Guix as it continues to grow long term. Maybe
someday becoming as popular as Debian, macOS or Windows are today
(wishful thinking). For example what if Linux kernel had actually been
Would it have negatively impacted adoption of the kernel.
Yes Freax and "geeks" are fun.
On the other hand branding is important.
Just to make my bias clear. I am not a fan of pronouncing Guix "geeks"
and find myself thinking of deliberately mispronouncing Guix as "gwixs"
or spelling out the letters G U I X when talking to people about Guix.
I am curious what others think about these two related points.
- Guix pronunciation,