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London Stock Exchange goes live with Linux

H-Online reports that the main exchange of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is now live trading with a Novell SUSE Linux based system, following final step set-up procedures on Saturday 5 February.

The system has been trialled for several months and the LSE’s move to Linux continues what appears to be a trend for stock exchanges as it was recently announced that the LSE and Canada’s TMX, already a Linux-based exchange, would merge their trading systems, and that the Johannesburg Stock Exchange would also move to Linux.

Will the capitalists of the LSE fall in love with Linux? Why was St Valentine’s Day chosen for the launch? Is this a romance made in heaven? If you can answer any of these questions, leave a comment below.

Read H-Online’s report here.

One Response to London Stock Exchange goes live with Linux

  1. Steve Woods February 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    A post on ZDNet today lists the growing group of stock exchanges that use Linux.

    A short, incomplete list of Linux-powered stock exchanges includes: The New York Stock Exchange and the Deutsche Borse Group’s family of Linux-based Xetra stock exchange platform exchanges. Xetra powers the International Securities Exchange, and the Eurex. The Xetra stack is also used by the Irish Stock Exchange, the European Energy Exchange, and the Shanghai Stock Exchange among others.