HP-SUX /H-P Suhks/ N. Unflattering Hackerism For HP-UX

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HP-SUX /H-P suhks/ n.

Unflattering hackerism for
HP-UX, Hewlett-Packard's Unix port, which features some truly
unique bogosities in the filesystem internals and elsewhere (these
occasionally create portability problems). HP-UX is often referred
to as `hockey-pux' inside HP, and one respondent claims that the
proper pronunciation is /H-P ukkkhhhh/ as though one were about
to spit. Another such alternate spelling and pronunciation is
"H-PUX" /H-puhks/. Hackers at HP/Apollo (the former Apollo
Computers which was swallowed by HP in 1989) have been heard to
complain that Mr. Packard should have pushed to have his name
first, if for no other reason than the greater eloquence of the
resulting acronym. Compare AIDX, buglix. See also
Nominal Semidestructor, Telerat,
sun-stools, Slowlaris.