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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Looking back at Open Source in 2001

By Timothy Butler | Dec 31, 2001 at 12:20 PM

Looking back over the past year, I think most people would have
to agree it has been a ground breaking time for open source.
While it is true that open source companies suffered just like
the rest of the tech sector from poor economic conditions, those
same conditions have also made open source appear even more

KDE 3.0 Beta 1 Released

By Timothy Butler | Dec 21, 2001 at 5:23 AM

The KDE Project made KDE 3.0 Beta 1 available to the public yesterday. The new third generation beta of KDE moves the desktop to the QT 3.0 development platform, and sports numerous improvements.

KOffice Stabilizes

By Timothy Butler | Dec 17, 2001 at 2:22 PM

The KDE Project has announced the release of KOffice 1.1.1, an update to the official KDE office suite. The new release promises better stability, which could help make KOffice the suite of choice for light productivity needs.

Bochs Emulator Moves Forward

By Timothy Butler | Dec 10, 2001 at 4:43 PM
The Bochs Project released a new version of their open source Intel x86 emulator for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS today. The emulator has many useful applications that IT departments may want to investigate.

New Site Provides Help with Security

By Timothy Butler | Dec 05, 2001 at 5:26 AM
Many people look to operating systems such as Linux when they need reliable security. However, like any other system, there are many tools an administrator should have at his disposal to get optimal security in Linux. That's why MandrakeSecure makes so much sense.

Ximian Announces Connector

By Timothy Butler | Dec 03, 2001 at 12:09 PM

Ximian, the creators of numerous enhancements to the GNOME desktop environment, announced the development of Ximian Connector today. According to the press release, Ximian Connector will add Microsoft Exchange client functionality to Evolution, Ximian's e-mail and information management package.

Opera Sings a New Tune

By Timothy Butler | Nov 26, 2001 at 5:21 PM

Opera Software ASA unveiled the all new 6.0 Linux Technology Preview version of their flagship browser today. Opera is a popular alternative browser available on many platforms - including Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows - which provides reasonably good HTML rendering in a unique interface.

KDE 2.2.2 Released

By Timothy Butler | Nov 23, 2001 at 4:16 AM

While everyone was busy eating their Thanksgiving dinner, the KDE Project pushed out yet another release of the popular K Desktop Environment. KDE 2.2.2 sports numerous bug fixes and security patches, and is most likely the last release before KDE 3.0.

Dell Clarifies Its Linux Position

By Timothy Butler | Nov 20, 2001 at 5:02 AM

Dell Computer Corp. released a letter yesterday to clarify its current stance on Linux. “Dell continues to support Linux customers on a variety of client and server products both through factory installation and Linux vendor certification. Dell offers the latest release of Red Hat® Linux 7.2 on its Precision Workstation and PowerEdge Server lines to customers who range from corporate professionals to performance computing enthusiasts through multiple ordering mechanisms, including over the internet.”

Borland Makes Kylix 2 Open Edition Available

By Timothy Butler | Nov 16, 2001 at 12:05 PM

As reported here last month, Borland has released Kylix 2 Open Edition for download. Kylix is an increasingly popular RAD development tool for Linux.

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