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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Pure crap
by AndrewZ on Tue 16th Aug 2011 19:05 UTC
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This article is pure crap. Whoever wrote it ought to be ashamed.

"The trading shops saw that the lowest-latency solutions would only be possible with Linux," Lameter said. "The older Unixes couldn't move as fast as Linux did."

This is simply not true. Linux was NEVER faster than Solaris. Linux was NEVER more stable Solaris. Linux was never better than Solaris.

Linux was cheaper than Solaris, pure and simple, end of story.

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