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February 17, 2011 by

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 14, 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.

January 17, 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.

November 18, 2009 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.

May 22, 2008 by

Linux opens London's Oyster

Open-source software helped London's Oyster-card system move past a proprietary roadblock, instantly cutting the regular charges for licensing and hosting by 80 percent

July 10, 2006 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.

January 20, 2006 by

Introduction

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.

October 5, 2005 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.

September 7, 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.

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