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LSE's Linux trading platform hit by glitches

The London Stock Exchange's migration to a new Linux-based trading platform has been dogged by problems, affecting brokers for third parties, who do not provide advice.On Thursday, Selftrade told ZDNet UK it has been experiencing problems in displaying correct prices for certain London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares.

February 17, 2011 by

LSE migrates to Millennium Exchange trading platform

The London Stock Exchange has completed a move to a Linux-based trading platform for its UK cash markets.The SUSE Enterprise Linux platform, called Millennium Exchange, runs on commodity Intel hardware and has been designed to reduce trading latency, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) announced on Monday.

February 14, 2011 by

Broadcom Wireless Networking Adapters and Linux

There has been quite a bit of discussion and celebration in the Linux community recently because Broadcom released an open-source driver for their wireless networking adapters. This is, undoubtedly, a good thing and it will yield significant long-term benefits for Linux users.

January 17, 2011 by

Nokia could drop Symbian for Maemo on N-series

Nokia could drop Symbian for the Maemo Linux operating system on its flagship N-series handsets by 2012, according to Maemo marketing staff.A report published on Wednesday on The Really Mobile Project quotes Maemo staff from an event last night in London.

November 18, 2009 by

Linux and .Net stacks--play nice

eWeek Labs looks at Linux versus .Net, and concludes that WAMP stacks--such as Windows Server 2003, Apache, MySQL and the PHP-based XOOPS; Plone running on Windows Server 2003 R2; and JBoss and MySQL on Windows Server 2003--have the benefits and efficiencies of using open source without having to required that staff become Linux administrators.

July 10, 2006 by


Walk into any small business and, for the most part, you’ll find individually licensed Windows desktops connected via Windows networks to Windows servers running Windows applications. However, it doesn’t have to be that way, and an increasing number of companies are discovering the benefits of switching some, if not all, of their IT to the open source Linux platform.

January 20, 2006 by

Microsoft: No Office on Linux 'at this time'

Microsoft has no plans to tweak its Office productivity suite for Linux anytime soon, despite the growing popularity of open source on the desktop, according to a company executive.Speaking at the LinuxWorld conference in London on Wednesday, Nick McGrath, Microsoft's head of platform strategy, said that the software maker had no intention of porting Office to any of the Linux desktop distributions.

October 5, 2005 by

'No downsides' to Linux, says procurement official

A New South Wales (NSW) government procurement official has publicly endorsed Linux, telling agencies the open source operating system has "no downsides".In an address to delegates at a NSW Department of Commerce exhibition on Wednesday, official Cameron Parle touted the benefits of open-source to state departments and agencies, at one stage referring to wearing his own metaphorical "red hat", a reference to the Linux vendor of the same name.

September 7, 2005 by

Lloyd's may offer open-source indemnity

Lloyd's of London, the oldest insurance organisation in the world, may soon underwrite open-source software against claims of intellectual property infringement.The insurance would be available through brokers to companies and organisations worried about being sued over their use of open-source software such as Linux by companies that might claim it infringes their intellectual property rights.

August 15, 2005 by

Debian bangs drum for mission-critical apps

Debian, a free distribution of the Linux operating system, is better suited to mission-critical applications than rival commercial distributions, one of the distribution's developers claimed on Friday. Debian developer Michael Meskes told the Linux Forum in CeBIT that because Debian is run independently as a volunteer organisation it has a number of benefits over alternative Linux distributions that are managed by companies.

March 13, 2005 by

NSW Opposition queries Linux investigation

The NSW Opposition has asked the government to explain why it has released a tender for provision of Linux software and services before making public the details of a departmental investigation into open source software.The NSW Shadow Minister for Commerce, Chris Hartcher, said the government had released the government-wide Linux tender just three months after launching the investigation into open source and its cost-benefits to government departments.

October 1, 2004 by

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