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Re: [ot] Linux gender in French

On November 01, 2003 09:12, Rus Foster wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just trying to work out in French is Linux masculine or feminine?

I'd say it's masculine for a couple of reasons.

First, it just sounds better as "le Linux" compared to "la Linux". 
Second, it has a consonant ending and such words are typically 
masculine (there are many exceptions, but there's more like it than 

David P James
Ottawa, Ontario

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