OpenSUSE Linux Rants

OpenSUSE Linux Tips, tricks, how-tos, opinions, and news

My Resume  -  My LinkedIn Profile

July 4, 2009

Linux Takes Over — Again

by @ 1:52 pm. Filed under Linux migrations

“I told you so” just doesn’t even come close. The London Stock Exchange was running Windows, crashed, and is now switching to Linux. Go figure.


“Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)’s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day. While the LSE denied that the collapse was TradElect’s fault, they also refused to explain what the problem really was. Sources at the LSE tell me to this day that the problem was with TradElect.”

“TradElect runs on HP ProLiant servers running, in turn, Windows Server 2003. The TradElect software itself is a custom blend of C# and .NET programs, which was created by Microsoft and Accenture, the global consulting firm. On the back-end, it relied on Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Its goal was to maintain sub-ten millisecond response times, real-time system speeds, for stock trades.”

Read “London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform”

5 Responses to “Linux Takes Over — Again”

  1. microchip Says:

    hahaha, very amusing. Indeed, go figure 🙂

  2. Rex Ballard Says:

    It’s quite likely that all of those related to the project who would actually know the exact nature of the failure. When posting via private e-mail, they can leak the information, but if they posted the information officially, their employers would be in violation of nodisclosures with LSE and LSE’s NDAs with Microsoft.

    Funny how that works. The Consispiracy of Silence – all crafted by Microsoft’s lawyers.

  3. ryank Says:

    The New York Stock Exchange is running Linux for years now. While the markets may crash, at least the computers remain stable!

  4. Mister Linux Says:

    There is one thing that Microsoft can develop that does’nt suck, and that’s a vacuum-cleaner!!!!!

  5. How Microsoft Gags Dissenters and Bribes or Rewards Supporters | Boycott Novell Says:

    […] month we wrote about the London Stock Exchange (LSE) dumping its Windows platform and one person rightly argues (in the comments): It’s quite likely that all of those related to the project who would actually […]

OpenSUSE Linux Rants
Official OpenSUSE Linux Site

internal links:


SUSE Resources

search blog:


March 2022
« Feb    

61 queries. 0.524 seconds