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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RE[4]: solaris is meehh
by Lennie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: solaris is meehh"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

I think you forgot one part. It is about the money you pay and the performance you get.

Atleast in the past, maybe it is still true:

You had the choice: you wanted "cheap" hardware and Linux, like RedHat and a support contract and a hardware supplier like HP or Dell or whatever.

Or you wanted Sun with Solaris and it's support contract.

Guess what ? You got better performance for your money with Linux.

That is why they compared the old Sun hardware with Intel-based machines.

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