The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has had better times. First, it had reoccurring problems with its integration with large-stock market data players such as Thomson Reuters Eikon, Interactive Data, and Morningstar. Then, adding insult to injury, Google rightfully flagged the Exchange’s site as a malware danger, thanks to a third-party advertiser that was hosting malicious software. None of this had anything to do with the LSE switching to Linux as the basis of its new trading system.
I mention that because I’ve gotten several obnoxious e-mail messages claiming that all of LSE’s troubles are Linux’s fault. Sorry guys, it’s not. Here’s what, as far as can be told, is what’s really going on.