Weenix /wee'niks/ N. 1. [ITS] A Derogatory Term For Unix, Derived From Unix Weenie.

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Weenix /wee'niks/ n.

1. [ITS] A derogatory term for
Unix, derived from Unix weenie. According to one noted
ex-ITSer, it is "the operating system preferred by Unix Weenies:
typified by poor modularity, poor reliability, hard file deletion,
no file version numbers, case sensitivity everywhere, and users who
believe that these are all advantages". (Some ITS fans behave as
though they believe Unix stole a future that rightfully belonged to
them. See ITS, sense 2.) 2. [Brown University] A Unix-like
OS developed for tutorial purposes at Brown University. See
http://www.cs.brown.edu/courses/cs167/weenix.html. Named
independently of the ITS usage.