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Linux: Not Just For Geeks

Binghamton University Linux Technology Center, Win an iPod:

The Binghamton University Linux Technology Center (BULTC) is sponsoring a renaming contest. The BULTC has expanded their projects and strategy beyond the Linux Operating System into other Open Computing areas. In turn, the BULTC is seeking a name that will represent its all-inclusive mission.

My entry:

/usr/bing. So, where do I pick up my new iPod?

The disappointing reply:

Please be more clear in your note as to what name you are proposing. As the message says we will select the winner the week of May 9th

Non–Unix-geeks: /usr/bin is where most programs are on most Linux systems.

I know how badly humor can travel over email and he was probably busy, but I think the guy running the Linux Technology Center, for better or worse, just isn’t a geek.

I still think /usr/bing is a good name for some Binghamton-tech thing.