LSE: Dropping Windows To Save £10m Annually

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 29, 2010.

  1. Remember when Microsoft made a major PR campaign out of the London Stock
    Exchange’s decision to use Windows instead of Linux to run its trading
    system?

    Not long after the Windows system went in, it suffered a major outage which
    cost traders millions.

    And then, more recently, it turned out the system was very expensive to run,
    and they were looking at replacing it.

    Now they’ve announced they will be moving to a Linux system, for a saving of
    £10 million a year. Presumably that includes reduced losses from potential
    outages, not just licence fees.

    <http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolbox/open-source/open-source-business/news/index.cfm?newsid=20382>
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 29, 2010
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Sweetpea Guest

    Re: LSE: Dropping Windows To Save £10mAnnually

    On Sat, 29 May 2010 15:06:29 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > Remember when Microsoft made a major PR campaign out of the London Stock
    > Exchange’s decision to use Windows instead of Linux to run its trading
    > system?
    >
    > Not long after the Windows system went in, it suffered a major outage
    > which cost traders millions.
    >
    > And then, more recently, it turned out the system was very expensive to
    > run, and they were looking at replacing it.
    >
    > Now they’ve announced they will be moving to a Linux system, for a
    > saving of £10 million a year. Presumably that includes reduced losses
    > from potential outages, not just licence fees.
    >
    > <http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolbox/open-source/open-source-

    business/news/index.cfm?newsid=20382>

    This was news about 3 months ago.


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    Sweetpea, May 30, 2010
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