Articles by Timothy Butler

Timothy R. Butler is Editor-in-Chief of Open for Business. Tim founded Universal Networks, a technology consulting firm, in 1996. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature, Religious Studies and Philosophy from Lindenwood University. In the past, he has done freelance writing for a number of publications. Recently, he contributed to the the Snow Leopard Bible, published by John Wiley & Sons.

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Mom Moves to Linux

By Timothy Butler | Feb 11, 2002 at 3:27 PM

Associate Editor Steven Hatfield takes a look at how his mother, who uses
much of the same functionality on her computer as an office worker, migrated
to Linux. Was the switch-over successful? Read on to find out.

Linux to Revolutionize the Telecom Market

By Timothy Butler | Feb 07, 2002 at 1:38 PM

Linux storms the Enterprise Telephony market with the merger of it's two leading telephony projects.

ALICE - Multiple Linux Installations Made Easy

By Timothy Butler | Feb 05, 2002 at 11:01 AM

In a professional environment, automation of system installations is a means to secure efficiency and reproducible quality. So far, the Linux world lacked this tool. This has changed since ALICE, the Advanced Linux Installation and Configuration Environment has been made widely available by SuSE.

California Digital Launches Linux Server Business

By Timothy Butler | Feb 04, 2002 at 1:22 AM

LINUXWORLD NEW YORK-[January 30, 2002]— California Digital Corporation today announced the launch of its Linux server business. Founded in 1994, California Digital is now shipping ultradense Linux servers and clusters as part of the total Linux solutions it provides to its enterprise clients.

Appgen Accounting Package Reaches 6.0

By Timothy Butler | Jan 30, 2002 at 11:43 AM

Appgen, Inc. announced the release of MyBooks 6.0, a QuickBooks
like accounting package available for Linux and most other
popular platforms. According to the company's press release,
“MyBooks simplifies the accounting function for small to mid-size
business users and gives them the option to simultaneously
conduct higher level eBusiness by plugging into the enterprise
applications of larger companies like Wal-Mart.”

HP and MandrakeSoft Announce Desktop Linux Agreement

By Timothy Butler | Jan 29, 2002 at 8:18 AM

According to an announcement at Linux World Expo, MandrakeSoft and Hewlett-Packard Co. will work together to “promote and develop” desktop Linux solutions. The press release from the companies states that they will move to certify usage of Mandrake Linux on HP's line of Business-oriented PC's.

KDE Project Updates KDE 3.0 Development Schedule.

By Timothy Butler | Jan 25, 2002 at 6:32 AM

Third generation KDE platform release manager Dirk Mueller announced changes to the KDE release schedule moving the date up slightly and adding an additional beta release. “March 8th is the deadline for 3.0 final. I'll create the tarballs on that
day. packagers have time till 18th to prepare convenience binary packages
for the users.”

KDE::Enterprise Launches Forum

By Timothy Butler | Jan 09, 2002 at 5:29 PM

KDE::Enterprise, an enterprise savvy site about KDE first reported last year in OfB, has launched a forum for it's users. “The KDE::Enterprise Forum went live today to give you the facility to discuss with others topics about KDE in businesses, schools, charities etc.”

RedHat Linux 7.2 for Itanium Announced

By Timothy Butler | Jan 07, 2002 at 6:26 PM

RedHat, Inc. announced today that RedHat Linux 7.2 for Itanium processors is now available. This is particularly noteworthy since RedHat has finally started to offer a journaling file system in this release, making RedHat 7.2 a lot more ideal for enterprise systems than previous releases from the Research Triangle-based company.

Mandrake is Preferred Distro according Polls

By Timothy Butler | Jan 02, 2002 at 3:46 PM

According to the results of several polls from independant sites mentioned in the MandrakeSoft Shareholders Newsletter, Mandrake Linux topped the list as the distribution preferred by most respondents.

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