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Linux Journal: Cosource Moves Forward with Supermount

Oct 07, 1999, 02:03 (11 Talkback[s])
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", the "cooperative market for open source" projects and developers, recently announced the completion of their biggest cooperatively funded Linux project to date: the port of Supermount to version 2.2."

"Supermount is a pseudo-file system (also referred to as a super file system) which provides kernel support for removable media, such as CD-ROMs and floppy disks. Recoded from Stephen Tweedie's earlier version for v.2.0, Supermount now provides dynamic mounting for systems operating the most recent stable version of the Linux kernel."

"This port helps give Linux what Cosource co-founder, CEO and President, Bernie Thompson called, "feature parity" with Windows and Mac machines. "Right now," said Thompson, referring to the extra effort currently needed to use removable media with Linux, "it's a pain. It's just difficult for users coming from the Windows world."

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