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[6]: Linux is killing
by SReilly on Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Linux is killing"
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You can blame us for not having proper drivers for Linux...

And that's the main reason why LoP is considered a bit of a joke.

But my point was not about what is better, my point is that Linux is a major competitor to AIX and zOS. Specially zOS, less so to AIX.

I'm afraid that from where I'm standing, as in the actual implementation of LoP, that just isn't the case. As for the Mainfraim, it's only ever installed in an LPAR. In no way have I ever heard of zLinux being installed as the main OS. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that's even possible.

PS: They still get to pay those humongous license fees on mainframes. Since it does not matter what OS runs, licensing is done for hardware and clock cycles...

I know about the licensing costs of the hardware and clock cycles but I'm not talking about the OS, I'm talking about the open source software that can be run on a Mainfraim dues to zLinux. Websphere for zOS costs way more to license than it does on open platforms.

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