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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Tuning Your Apache Web Server

By Timothy Butler | Oct 19, 2001 at 1:08 PM

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

MySQL 4 Alpha Release

By Timothy Butler | Oct 16, 2001 at 1:20 PM

MySQL AB, developers of the world's most popular open source database, announced a major new release of their namesake database yesterday. MySQL version 4.0, which is considered “alpha” quality, sports numerous improvements that may influence additional adoption of the database.

Enhancing Mozilla/Netscape For Your Business Needs

By Timothy Butler | Oct 10, 2001 at 1:14 PM
It is possible to enhance the look of the Mozilla/Netscape browser, often called "Application Skinning" by graphics artists.

Open Source Accounting and Inventory Program Launched

By Timothy Butler | Oct 09, 2001 at 4:57 PM

A web based, open source accounting and inventory program called NOLA has been released. It appears that this program is fully web based, so it should be especially useful if you need remote access to accounting and inventory systems, or if you are working in a mixed platform environment.

RedHat Announces Migration Resource

By Timothy Butler | Oct 09, 2001 at 12:55 PM

According to this month's Under the Brim, RedHat has recently launched a site to help migrate IT infrastructure to RedHat Linux solutions.

First KDE 3.0 alpha is released

By Timothy Butler | Oct 08, 2001 at 3:18 PM

The first official Alpha release of KDE 3.0 was made today. KDE, currently at version 2.2.1, is the premiere desktop for UNIX.

Open for Business Launches!

By Timothy Butler | Oct 05, 2001 at 9:30 AM

Welcome to Open for Business! We are glad to have you here, and hope that you enjoy this new resource. Our goal is to grow this site into a one-stop resource for IT workers interested in migrating from proprietary operating systems to open source technologies.

StarOffice 6.0 Beta is Out

By Timothy Butler | Oct 04, 2001 at 4:20 PM

Sun has recently announced the release of StarOffice 6.0 Beta (see the full story here). At least according to the hype, StarOffice 6.0 should provide an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office, especially for those seeking to switch to Linux-based desktops.

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. ”

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