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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.

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 26, 2008 by

Open source software security improving

You cannot say something's good or bad unless you benchmark or compare it against something else. According to the Linus's Law, "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow", a mentality which when combined with static code analysis of the most popular and widely used open source projects such as Firefox, Linux and PHP and benchmark it against 250 other open source projects, can truly make an impact.

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

September 12, 2006 by

Red Hat Linux 5 Beta gets Xen'd. But support for PHP5 rates too!

If you become the subject of controversy, then you get all the glory too. In hindsight, perhaps the folks at XenSource should be happy about the little soap opera that recently bubbled up around a certain Red Hat senior executive's opinion that XenSource's open source virtualization solution isn't ready for prime time.

July 14, 2006 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Monday 10/7/2006One of the unexpected side effects of running Ubuntu instead of Windows at work is that I'm having to answer my phone. Our voicemail system has a desktop client interface, and that's Microsoft-only — there's a fighting chance that it will work with the Wine Windows-under-Linux layer, and a better one that it'll work with XP in a virtual box, but this week I am mostly playing with PHP and MySQL so such experiments will have to wait.

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 29, 2006 by

ActiveGrid pushes lightweight LAMP development

Peter Yared, CEO of ActiveGrid, has said that Java is a dinosaur. In our podcast interview, Yared, who spent five years at Sun working with Java, explains why he believes that the alternative--lightweight development based on open source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/Python/PHP)--is preferable to Java for many kinds of applications.

January 12, 2006 by

ZDNet seeks Java and LAMP expert

The veep of software engineering here at ZDNet just pinged me to let me know we're looking for a senior software engineer and that Java and LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) skills are a must.  The person who takes this job will undoubtedly be providing some of the technical muscle ZDNet needs to continue growing its blogging operation (amongst other duties).

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.

August 15, 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.


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