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On Thu, 11 Oct 2012, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)

That was rumour&gossip about the LSE, not information as such and i can't verify it right now.  I should make some effort to look it up rather than claim it as fact which it clearly isn't.  Usually i put disclaimers in every unverifiable statement, such as "allegedly" or "apparently" or some-such. 

wow, grasshopper, your google-fu these days is weak!

for instance:

fair use quote:
September 8th 2008 was one of the worst days ever for the London Stock Exchange (LSE), and high-end Windows server-based applications. That was the day that the LSE came to a crashing stop. What happened? While the LSE has never come clean on the whole story, my sources told me that the LSE's Windows-based .NET TradElec stock exchange had crashed. What we do know is that the CEO who had brought Windows and TradElec in was fired, TradElec was dumped, and a Novell SUSE Linux-based platform was brought in to replace it.

Today, February 14th, the LSE's Linux-based Millennium Exchange took over and everything just worked. It did take longer to switch to Linux than expected, because of what the LSW first called "sabotage" but later put down to "human error" in late 2010. On its first day, out LSE ran like a charm. ---------

From: rost52 <>
Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2012, 13:39
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Fw: Help request on CALC charts' features

Tom, interesting information about the usage of MS at stock-exchange operations


Felmon Davis

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