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: Linux is killing
by JAlexoid on Tue 16th Aug 2011 22:02 UTC in reply to "Linux is killing"
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To add some background to that version. Solaris 2.6 is essentially Solaris 6(released 1998), since Solaris 2.7 became Solaris 7. It's like the J2SE 1.4 to Java 5 move.

Solaris is a very good system, but I wouldn't call it marvellous.

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RE[2]: Linux is killing
by SReilly on Wed 17th Aug 2011 07:13 in reply to "RE: Linux is killing"
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Solaris is a very good system, but I wouldn't call it marvellous.

I'm not calling it marvellous either but there's only one system in the big iron UNIX space that competes and that's AIX. HP-UX seems to be a dying system and Linux just isn't mature enough. The BSDs on X86 would be far more interesting but X86 isn't known for it's RAS capabilities.

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RE[3]: Linux is killing
by JAlexoid on Wed 17th Aug 2011 13:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux is killing"
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Linux just isn't mature enough

Sorry, but Linux on z and Linux on POWER is head to head with AIX. Sure AIX has some nice features builtin, even some features that will not be ported to Linux (EVAR!). But Linux does compete(for the lack of a better word) with AIX on System z and System p.

A lot of the work that I did lately was based on Linux on Z and Linux on POWER.

PS: Before you ask, I am an employee of the three letter company.

Edited 2011-08-17 13:28 UTC

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