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London Stock Exchange Woes not Linux's Fault

Mar 01, 2011, 16:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has had better times. First, it had reoccurring problems with its integration with large-stock market data players such as Thomson Reuters Eikon, Interactive Data, and Morningstar. Then, adding insult to injury, Google rightfully flagged the Exchange's site as a malware danger, thanks to a third-party advertiser that was hosting malicious software. None of this had anything to do with the LSE switching to Linux as the basis of its new trading system.

"I mention that because I've gotten several obnoxious e-mail messages claiming that all of LSE's troubles are Linux's fault. Sorry guys, it's not. Here's what, as far as can be told, is what's really going on."

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