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Linux

[ lin-uhks or, especially British, lin-ooks ]
/ ˈlɪn əks or, especially British, ˈlɪn ʊks /
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Computers, Trademark.
an operating system, based on UNIX, that runs on many different hardware platforms and whose source code is available to the public.
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Origin of Linux

First recorded in 1990–95; named after Linu(s) Benedict Torvalds (born 1969), Finnish software engineer + x as in UNIX

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British Dictionary definitions for Linux

linux
/ (ˈlaɪnʌks) /

noun
a nonproprietary computer operating system suitable for use on personal computers
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