Articles by Timothy R. Butler

Timothy R. Butler is Editor-in-Chief of Open for Business. He also serves as a pastor at Little Hills Church and FaithTree Christian Fellowship.

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MandrakeSoft Releases Mandrake Linux 8.2

By Timothy R. Butler | Mar 18, 2002 at 6:05 PM

Linux distributor and services company MandrakeSoft SA unveiled the final release of Mandrake Linux 8.2 today. The release, code named “bluebird,” promises to bring Linux on to the business desktop with its well-polished user interface and robust administration tools.

International Ad Agency Chooses Linux

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 28, 2002 at 6:33 PM
NewsForge is carrying a joint press release from SteelEye Technology and IBM about the adoption of Linux for web hosting services by the third largest international advertising agency. "BBDO INTERACTIVE provides complete Web hosting and infrastructure solutions for customers who require 99.99% and even higher level availability for their business-critical applications," said Andreas Walter, IT Manager for BBDO INTERACTIVE. "The integrated IBM xSeries server solution and SteelEye LifeKeeper clustering software offerings on Linux provide us with the ability to rapidly deploy and easily manage our platforms, all with a price/performance advantage that's unbeatable."

Mandrake Cooks Up a Winner (or Two)

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 15, 2002 at 1:03 AM

The goal for most desktop-oriented Linux distributions in the
last few years has been to build a reliable desktop that works
out of the box. However, in OfB Labs experiences, most Linux
packages fall short of this goal - if only by a small bit. Please
notice that I say “most” and not “all” in the previous sentence.

Mom Moves to Linux

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 11, 2002 at 9:27 PM

Associate Editor Steven Hatfield takes a look at how his mother, who uses
much of the same functionality on her computer as an office worker, migrated
to Linux. Was the switch-over successful? Read on to find out.

Linux to Revolutionize the Telecom Market

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 07, 2002 at 7:38 PM

Linux storms the Enterprise Telephony market with the merger of it's two leading telephony projects.

ALICE - Multiple Linux Installations Made Easy

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 05, 2002 at 5:01 PM

In a professional environment, automation of system installations is a means to secure efficiency and reproducible quality. So far, the Linux world lacked this tool. This has changed since ALICE, the Advanced Linux Installation and Configuration Environment has been made widely available by SuSE.

California Digital Launches Linux Server Business

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 04, 2002 at 7:22 AM

LINUXWORLD NEW YORK-[January 30, 2002]— California Digital Corporation today announced the launch of its Linux server business. Founded in 1994, California Digital is now shipping ultradense Linux servers and clusters as part of the total Linux solutions it provides to its enterprise clients.

Appgen Accounting Package Reaches 6.0

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 30, 2002 at 5:43 PM

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 R. Butler | Jan 29, 2002 at 2:18 PM

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 R. Butler | Jan 25, 2002 at 12:32 PM

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.”

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