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: UK moved to linux
by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Aug 2011 19:31 UTC in reply to "UK moved to linux"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Yeah I think they were running .NET 1.1 and SQL Server 2000 ... which weren't exactly brilliant.

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RE[2]: UK moved to linux
by JAlexoid on Tue 16th Aug 2011 21:56 in reply to "RE: UK moved to linux"
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2009-05-19

I just wonder, why did MS approve of such a setup? They were quite active in developing that solution.

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RE[3]: UK moved to linux
by lucas_maximus on Wed 17th Aug 2011 08:43 in reply to "RE[2]: UK moved to linux"
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2009-08-18

Because they wanted cash money.

.NET 1.1 is pretty terrible by todays standards ... SQL Server 2000 wasn't bad but there were various performance problems.

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