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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SuSE 7.3 out soon

By Timothy Butler | Sep 28, 2001 at 6:38 PM

SuSE GmBH will release their latest version of the award winning Linux operating system in Germany on October 13

KDE::Enterprise Site Launched

By Timothy Butler | Sep 27, 2001 at 10:29 AM

Dieter pointed this announcement out: “The KDE::Enterprise Initiative was launched today, with the goal of improving, integrating and customizing the K Desktop Environment (KDE), for development and use by enterprises. KDE is the leading desktop for Linux and other Unix systems. ”

Do you like Delphi? Try Kylix!

By Timothy Butler | Sep 27, 2001 at 9:32 AM

If you haven't been paying attention to what Borland has been up to for the last year, this should bring you up to speed with their latest and greatest offering for RAD development on Linux.

Gaim: Perfect for Business IM

By Timothy Butler | Sep 23, 2001 at 6:41 PM

With instant messaging (IM) rapidly gaining popularity among internet users, it's use for business purposes is becoming a practical reality. However, with five major protocols vying for the public's attention, choosing one instant messaging application for your business without limiting the amount of customers you are able to communicate with is nearly impossible. Furthermore, having multiple clients for different protocols hogs resources on your workstations, and can cause training headaches for your employees.

Linux as a Windows 2000 Replacement

By Timothy Butler | Sep 23, 2001 at 12:41 PM

Rob Valliere has released an excellent analysis of Linux as a Windows 2000 replacement. The article has a nice list of Linux-equivelents to Windows applications, and a cost analysis.

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