Articles by Timothy Butler

Timothy R. Butler is Editor-in-Chief of Open for Business. He also serves as a pastor at [Little Hills Church](https://littlehills.church) and [FaithTree Christian Fellowship](https://faithtreecf.org).

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Dell Clarifies Its Linux Position

By Timothy Butler | Nov 20, 2001 at 11:02 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 6:05 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.

Linux Managers

By Timothy Butler | Nov 15, 2001 at 10:12 PM

If you are just entering the Linux world, you have probably heard of the famed “community support,” but where exactly do you find this so-called community?

VMware 3.0 Released

By Timothy Butler | Nov 06, 2001 at 12:34 AM

VMware has announced the final release of the PC virtualizer of the same name. VMware provides a convenient way to run an entire operating system (such as Windows or BSD) inside a window on your Linux desktop.

IBM Releases $40 Million in Software as Open Source

By Timothy Butler | Nov 05, 2001 at 4:20 PM

IBM has announced that they are releasing $40 million worth of tools as open source, and placing them under the control of a multi-vendor open source community. “The Java-based open source software, code-named Eclipse, will enable developers to use software tools from multiple suppliers together, allowing developers to integrate business processes used to create e-business applications, such as those for Web services. “

How the Antitrust Settlement Affects You.

By Timothy Butler | Nov 02, 2001 at 9:49 PM

As an IT worker, I'm sure that you recognize the USA v. Microsoft case as something that could profoundly affect the direction IT will move in. However, after today's settlement announcement, many pundits suggested that the proposed end accomplished little at all. I beg to differ.

Migrating Codebases from Solaris to Linux

By Timothy Butler | Oct 26, 2001 at 8:13 PM

IBM DeveloperWorks has an interesting article on the rationale and ways of migrating your in house programs from Solaris to Linux. “A number of compelling reasons make the move to Linux very attractive. Its technical and operational characteristics make it a match for a range of applications, especially with the availability of the 2.4 release.”

Borland Releases Kylix 2

By Timothy Butler | Oct 24, 2001 at 12:54 AM

Borland Software Corp. announced availablity of a new release of their popular Kylix Linux development package today. Most of the major changes in Kylix 2 focus on web services and improved cross-platform compatiblity.

New Distros Released

By Timothy Butler | Oct 22, 2001 at 5:07 PM

RedHat, Inc. and SuSE, Inc. both rolled out new versions of their respective Linux distributions today. RedHat Linux 7.2 integrates new features including a journaling file system (ext3) and improved configuration tools for tasks such as firewall setup and user management.

Tuning Your Apache Web Server

By Timothy Butler | Oct 19, 2001 at 6:08 PM

Sun Microsystems has released a how-to detailing tuning your Apache web server for maximum performance.

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