Yeah, that’s the biggest issue. I am not a system manager, and
Linux is always a struggle for me. I do run a Centos Linux box, and
have configured WINE and run MT4 with it. However, because I use
the NJ4X additional integration API and that is not specifically
supported on Linux, it makes it impractical for me to deploy my
software on a Linux platform, so I use Windows Server.
For those of you who are reasonably capable with system management,
that’s really great !! But in my life, I have to figure out application
software to solve trading problems, and that takes up nearly all of
my limited bandwidth… So, my desire to run Linux for my primary
deployments needs to give in to compromise in favor of what is really
important, and that’s the software. Sure, I do the software in Java
so it’s cross-platform, but unless your entire software suite is supportable
on Linux, ya just can’t do it, IMHO.
One person just can’t do everything !!!
[EDIT] But I am partial to Linux, so I always have Cygwin installed on
Windows so that I have a seamless transition between the dumber
Windows command line, and the much smarter Linux commands and