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London Stock Exchange: The road to Linux

Feb 16, 2011, 02:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leo King)

"LSE dumps C# based program in Microsoft Windows and SQL Server, for a C++ written system running on SUSE Linux platforms

"The London Stock Exchange's move to Novell SUSE Linux based systems and a new matching engine written in C++ – set live on its main market on 14 February 2011 – was a major decision taken shortly after the appointment of a new chief executive two years ago. The systems replace a Microsoft .Net setup, with programs written in C# and running on Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server.

"Xavier Rolet takes up the post of CEO in February 2009, following a spate of high profile outages on the LSE's network, and as he begins the job he quickly states an intention to improve the exchange's market position against specialist electronic rivals."

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