Linked by David Adams on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:47 UTC
Linux When it comes to the fast-moving business of trading stocks, bonds and derivatives, the world's financial exchanges are finding an ally in Linux. As late as 2007, Wall Street exchanges were still largely run on Unix . . . Over the past few years however, Linux has crept into this market, showing up first in ancillary systems and then running a few core exchanges.
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solaris is meehh
by TechGeek on Wed 17th Aug 2011 00:08 UTC
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I have nothing against Solaris, but I really don't think its all that. Its got some cool features, dont get me wrong. But even when Sun owned it, it wasn't the end all be all system. Now, had Sun adopted the GPL for Solaris instead of the CDDL, we might all be using Solaris in the server room now. And Sun would be the size of Microsoft or Apple. But they made their bed so to speak. People were moving from Solaris to Linux BEFORE Oracle bought Sun. I think the hardware was the main reason. People just weren't going to pay the premium for Sun hardware. Now people just want to avoid Oracle.

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