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Welcome to the LinuxFocus March/April 2003 issue

[discussion] Everybody talks about Linux these days. Maybe you feel that this was already the case last year but I think there is an important change going on. So far only people with a technical background have been talking about the benefits of Linux. This seems to change now.
Watch your friends and colleagues or take a look at this article "Banks Want to Swim With Penguin" from wired.com. Reuters has ported its popular Reuters Market Data System to Linux and financial industry heavyweights such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs have all announced major Linux deployments.

This trend will continue and we will see a "snow ball effect": The more applications are available for Linux the more people will use it and this again will cause more companies to port their applications. A nice trend, finally ;-)

-- Guido Socher

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The LinuxFocus Tip

How to allow remote access to the floppy disk?

Most Linux distributions control permissions of devices via the file /etc/security/console.perms This ensures e.g. that only the locally logged in user can use sound and your colleagues on the same network can not use your microphone or "make noise". This is the file where the administrator can allow anybody to use the floppy drive (e.g with mtools). Just change the following line and replace 0600 with 0666. The first number are the permissions for the locally logged in user the second one is applicable when nobody is locally logged in:
<console>  0666 <floppy>     0666 root.floppy

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