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Weenix is a term derived from combining unix weenie, a term that refers to those who use Unix by necessity, but would prefer simpler alternatives. Weenix points to what many critics see as the needless complexity of many Unix systems, which can lead Unix super users to believe they have mastery over the operating system. Some would argue that that mastery only involves tolerating Unix's many quirks, making those super users, or "wizards," weenies instead. As such, weenix may also refer to anyone who is engaged in effusive and uncritical praise of the Unix system.