“I.D.E.A.L. Technology Corporation has resolved a major
frustration of newbies and hackers alike when it comes to dealing
with the mounting and un-mounting of floppies and CDs under Linux.
“Our customers always ask us why they can’t just stick the disk in
and go,” said Douglass E. Hock, President of I.D.E.A.L. Technology.
“We listen to our customers and deliver solutions.”
“I.D.E.A.L. Technology is the only Linux company to ship
pre- loaded Linux systems with Supermount installed.
Supermount is a neat little kernel patch that makes the Linux
Operating System behave more like DOS and Windows when dealing with
removable media. Without Supermount, a user would have to insert a
floppy or CD, use the mount command, read or write data, then use
the umount command. “Automount was an attempt to alleviate this,
but it never worked very well,” said Jordan S. Jacobs, Vice
President of I.D.E.A.L. Technology.”