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abuse, operating system /H-P suhks/ An unflattering
hackerism for HP-UX which features some truly unique
bogosities in the file system 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.