Before we embark on our long voyage, let's get the ultra-important out of the way.
Question: Just how do you pronounce Linux?
Answer: According to Linus , it should be pronounced with a short ih sound, like prInt, mInImal, etc. should rhyme with Minix, another Unix clone. It should not be pronounced like (American pronounciation of) the ``Peanuts'' character, Linus, but rather LIH-nucks. And the u is sharp as in rule, not soft as in ducks.