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Meet the People Who Have Trillions Riding on Linux this Fall

Jul 10, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Zemlin)

"If you work around Linux regularly, in some ways the latest amazing news is… not that amazing. The New York Stock Exchange, where the world's largest public companies trade their stocks, is now running on Linux. (Microsoft is not listed on the NYSE; they trade on the NASDAQ. Now *that* would have been a fun headline…) In addition the Chicago Mercantile Exchange also runs on Linux. While perhaps not as famous as the NYSE, the CME is one of the largest exchanges in the world. Even the Tokyo Stock Exchange is running on Linux.

"Why is this? Linux's stability and flexibility make it an obvious choice for stock exchanges that mix in a wide range of server and real-time application technologies connected by global networks with extremely high security needs. People who work around Linux have always thought Linux really shines in these kinds of computing environments..."

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