EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Apparently from the wildcard *, indicating any sequence of characters, and Unix and Linux.

NounEdit

*nix (plural *nixes or *nices)

  1. (computing, Internet) Unix and various other similar and/or compatible operating systems.
    Linux, Mac OS X, AIX, Solaris, and DG/UX are examples of *nixes.

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