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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RedHat Linux 7.2 for Itanium Announced

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 08, 2002 at 12:26 AM

RedHat, Inc. announced today that RedHat Linux 7.2 for Itanium processors is now available. This is particularly noteworthy since RedHat has finally started to offer a journaling file system in this release, making RedHat 7.2 a lot more ideal for enterprise systems than previous releases from the Research Triangle-based company.

Mandrake is Preferred Distro according Polls

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 02, 2002 at 9:46 PM

According to the results of several polls from independant sites mentioned in the MandrakeSoft Shareholders Newsletter, Mandrake Linux topped the list as the distribution preferred by most respondents.

Looking back at Open Source in 2001

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 31, 2001 at 6:20 PM

Looking back over the past year, I think most people would have
to agree it has been a ground breaking time for open source.
While it is true that open source companies suffered just like
the rest of the tech sector from poor economic conditions, those
same conditions have also made open source appear even more
attractive.

KDE 3.0 Beta 1 Released

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 21, 2001 at 11:23 AM

The KDE Project made KDE 3.0 Beta 1 available to the public yesterday. The new third generation beta of KDE moves the desktop to the QT 3.0 development platform, and sports numerous improvements.

KOffice Stabilizes

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 17, 2001 at 8:22 PM

The KDE Project has announced the release of KOffice 1.1.1, an update to the official KDE office suite. The new release promises better stability, which could help make KOffice the suite of choice for light productivity needs.

Bochs Emulator Moves Forward

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 10, 2001 at 10:43 PM
The Bochs Project released a new version of their open source Intel x86 emulator for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS today. The emulator has many useful applications that IT departments may want to investigate.

New Site Provides Help with Security

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 05, 2001 at 11:26 AM
Many people look to operating systems such as Linux when they need reliable security. However, like any other system, there are many tools an administrator should have at his disposal to get optimal security in Linux. That's why MandrakeSecure makes so much sense.

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.

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