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Old 12-18-2003, 12:15 AM   #1
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What does UNC stand for?


What does UNC stand for having to do with Linux?
 
Old 12-18-2003, 04:23 AM   #2
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probably Universal Naming Convention.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 04:27 AM   #3
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where did you encounter the term?
 
Old 12-18-2003, 09:02 AM   #4
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Or it could be University of North Carolina, supporters of ibiblio formerly sunsite.unc.edu formerly metalab.unc.edu.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:36 AM   #5
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I vote it to be University of North Carolina

 
Old 12-18-2003, 11:03 AM   #6
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Yeah, I used to live up by UNC, and get this, the building that has ibiblio is part of the School for Information Library Science (ils.unc.edu) and is the same building that some of the scenes from Patch Adams was shot infront of. Yes, UNC is a great place... my mom used to work there... her office was literally down the hall from ibiblio, same floor in the building (2nd floor). I saw in the door once (on my way to the classroom at the end of the hall) there were a lot of racks in there... It was one of the coolest glimpses of any place I've ever had... It is sad when not everyone knows UNC . But let's all hope UNC's fame spreads somemore. (It's home of the Dean Dome, legendary BBall Coach Dean Smith...) But it all probablity it means UNC. (Oldest public university in the US. 210+ years.) And it does depend on context...
 
Old 12-18-2003, 11:06 AM   #7
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Sort of reminds me of that TV ad where the salesperson has a universal adapter. This connects to everything until they ask if it works in Europe. The answer is that you would need an adapter for that.

UNC= Universal Naming Convention but a google search returned a bunch more hits of University of North Carolina

If I recall correctly, I think UNC is based on the presumption that MS is the center of the world and any naming system that they use is the accepted method.
For example.... \\computer_name\share_name

But us Linux peoples know better as we use something like .... smb://computer_name/share_name
 
Old 12-18-2003, 11:08 AM   #8
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Of course it returned more hits for UNC! It's OLDER!
 
  


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