"If you work around Linux regularly, in some ways the latest
amazing news isâ€¦ 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 headlineâ€¦) 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