Origin/Pronunciation of NOD32?

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  1. JRCATES

    JRCATES Registered Member

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    OK, this isn't anything of any importance...more like just curiosity.

    I'm guessing the 32 refers to 32 bit compatibility.....but I'm curious if NOD is pronounced "nod" (as in "nod of the head").....or N-O-D, as in seperate letters, like how KAV is pronounced. I'm also wondering if the letters NOD specifically stand for anything in particular.

    I guess a basic introductory history lesson is what I'm looking for.....NOD 101 type info/stuff.....:p :D
     
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    Thanks for the link, IBK...very interesting read. Looks like I guess the "32" right. :D

    Still not exactly sure if it's pronounced "nod" (as in "nod of the head) or N-O-D (seperate letters, like KAV), though......
     
  4. dog

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    I say it like Nod your head ... but I also pronouce KAV as a work rather than K. A. V. :ninja:
     
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    yeah me too, for what it's worth
     
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    Hello,

    The -32 suffix at the end of the program's name (or the abbreviated name) originally referred to the fact that the program was designed to operate in a 32-bit operating system, much like PowWow32, XVI32 and other programs used a -32 suffix to distinguish their 16-bit and 32-bit programs, however, since there is now some equity in the NOD32name it does not appear that will change soon, as evinced by the fact the version for Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition is called NOD32.

    In the U.S. office, both nawd and ehn oh dee are used interchangeably.

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    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  7. ASpace

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    In Bulgaria , we call it NOD ,not N-O-D ,just NOD :D
     
  8. ASpace

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    ehn oh dee would be like in Chinese here in BG ... :doubt:

    But NOD is in modern English which in spoken language seems to be nod=not a virus :D

    :ouch: virus:ouch: :shifty: :ouch: spyware:ouch:

    [MOVE]NOD32[/MOVE]
     
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    i just love to callid NOD its easy to remember...

    like "node".. :D
     
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