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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Ximian Announces Connector

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 03, 2001 at 6:09 PM

Ximian, the creators of numerous enhancements to the GNOME desktop environment, announced the development of Ximian Connector today. According to the press release, Ximian Connector will add Microsoft Exchange client functionality to Evolution, Ximian's e-mail and information management package.

Opera Sings a New Tune

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 26, 2001 at 11:21 PM

Opera Software ASA unveiled the all new 6.0 Linux Technology Preview version of their flagship browser today. Opera is a popular alternative browser available on many platforms - including Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows - which provides reasonably good HTML rendering in a unique interface.

KDE 2.2.2 Released

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 23, 2001 at 10:16 AM

While everyone was busy eating their Thanksgiving dinner, the KDE Project pushed out yet another release of the popular K Desktop Environment. KDE 2.2.2 sports numerous bug fixes and security patches, and is most likely the last release before KDE 3.0.

Dell Clarifies Its Linux Position

By Timothy R. 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 R. 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 R. 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 R. 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 R. 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 R. 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 R. 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.”

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