Linux at my Town Library.. It lasted exactly 11 days
Mark Kent poked his little head through the XP firewall and said:
Interestingly, there is a local business here, ATD (Automated Trading Desk):
I had interviewed with them a few years ago, and saw that they had Windows code that the programmers would use to make trades. They'd write the code and then use it. They also had at least one UNIX guy working there. I didn't pursue the job further because I wasn't keen on the pressure of making trades.
They originally worked in a small (and grubby) office building, and later built a large complex similar to another apsiring local business, Blackbaud.
I've heard through the grapevine that they've since gone Linux, which seems to be supported by their web site, which runs Apache-2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux).
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It only makes sense. It is, generally, easier to write Linux code than Windows code, and the security model is easier to control.
Oddly enough, two ATD employees have played on the same rec soccer teams as myself. One was a hot-headed Russian who was a very nice guy, but got kicked out (red-carded) one game, and we never saw him again.
Another guy was involved in a rather nasty groin-kicking face-kicking incident during a game (he didn't do the kicking) that put a guy in the hospital, another guy into jail (I think), and cause two teams to disband. Turns out I knew at least four people involved. Luckily it wasn't a game I was involved in, or I might have been kicked out just for being their.
-- I'm going Siegfried for awhile
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