*** The London Stock Exchange is switching to Linux ***
For less than half the cost of buying the proprietary software from M$, they are buying a COMPANY that is producing the Linux-based solution.
* The cost savings are estimated to be ~$15M per year!
* The speed of the system will improve by ~7x!
* Releases will be much faster too (that sounds familiar ;)
* AND the tech will likely replace the Microsoft offering in other markets too!
To quote the article:
“So, rather than being just any old deal that Microsoft happened to lose, this really is something of a total rout, and in an extremely demanding and high-profile sector. Enterprise wins for GNU/Linux don’t come much better than this.”
Watching Microsoft slowly crumble like this is just so delicious; I am savoring the Schadenfreude right now. Mmmmmmmm… >:-)