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Re: [SLE] How does one pronounce "SUSE"
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:28:25 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604101128.26154.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Monday 10 April 2006 09:59, Anders Norrbring wrote:
> Doug McGarrett skrev:
> > At 12:20 PM 4/10/2006 +0530, Digvijoy Chatterjee wrote:
> >> Content-Disposition: inline
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >> Most of us here pronounce SUSE it as "susie" ,as in MJs blood on
> >> dance floor hit "susie got your number".
> >
> > /snip/
> >
> > Actually, SuSE is a German acronym, but I don't remember what it
> > stands for, except the "u" is "und". I looked in a pre-Novell
> > handbook, but could not find the words. In German, one would
> > have said ZOO-zeh. Now, the official use is SUSE--the German
> > is gone, and so, of course, is the acronym.
> >
> > I think most of us pronounce it "Suzy" as in the Everly Brothers'
> > song, "Wake Up Li'l Suzy." I guess that is the same as the MJs,
> > but I never heard of them, so I don't know.
>
> The name "S.u.S.E.", shortened to just "SuSE" in October 1998, was
> originally an acronym for the German phrase "Software- und
> System-Entwicklung" ("Software and system development"). The company's
> name was changed to SUSE Linux after Novell's purchase and "SUSE" does
> not officially stand for anything any more. There is unofficial rumour
> that the name is an analogy with the German computer pioneer Konrad Zuse.
>
> (Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuSE )

Just found this one: http://houghi.org/Fun/suse.mp3

Cheers,

Leen

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