Articles by Timothy Butler

Timothy R. Butler is Editor-in-Chief of Open for Business. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature, Religious Studies and Philosophy from Lindenwood University and an M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary. In the past, he has done freelance writing for a number of publications and contributed to the the Snow Leopard Bible, published by John Wiley & Sons.

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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.

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.
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