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Ubuntu: Canonical Focuses on Wall Street

Apr 06, 2010, 19:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Call it a small but strategic step in the right direction. Following in the footsteps of Red Hat and Novell, the folks at Canonical are positioning Ubuntu for use by Wall Street firms. Some details about the effort could surface on April 19, during the HPC (High Performance Computing) Linux Financial Markets conference in New York. Here are some details.

"Canonical won't take center stage at the conference. But the software company does plan to exhibit Ubuntu at the show.

"Smart move. Wall Street has been especially good to the Linux movement. In recent years, many financial services firms made the leap of faith from Sun's SPARC/Solaris combo to Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Novell SUSE Linux in order to gain low-cost application freedom on industry standard hardware."

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