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Merrill Lynch, CSFB Replacing Other UNIX Systems with Linux

Yesterday, Forbes reported that Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston are deploying Linux to replace "proprietary" UNIX systems. This is not surprising, considering how stable Linux has become in recent releases.

The most interesting part of this article is the fact that it says that Merrill Lynch apparently has chosen to run its Linux applications on Red Hat's distribution. This makes sense because Red Hat has the largest sales of any Linux distribution. The weird part is that many technical people believe that Red Hat rolls out new technologies in its core distribution before they are proven, so customers have to cut the distribution down or stay with an older version longer than the vendor does.

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