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Re: [PATCH] Book fixes: typos, grammar, consistency

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-05-07 06:41:34 CEST

On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 13:49, Michael W Thelen wrote:
> * Michael Sweet <mike@easysw.com> [2004-05-06 06:45]:
> > > "UNIX" -> "Unix" (except in Fitz's acknowledgment)
> >
> > This has come up in all of the books I have written; the correct
> > spelling is UNIX (all caps) since it is a registered trademark and
> > a product name.
> There were 33 uses of "Unix" in the book and 3 uses of "UNIX", so I went
> with the more common one, but I think you're right, it really should be
> "UNIX" throughout.

Well, we can debate this all day and all night, but I've got a trump
card that no one else has played yet: The O'Reilly Style Guide
(http://www.oreilly.com/oreilly/author/stylesheet.html), which says it's
Unix. They're publishing it, so Unix it is.


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