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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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.”

Borland Releases Kylix 2

By Timothy R. Butler | Oct 24, 2001 at 12:54 AM

Borland Software Corp. announced availablity of a new release of their popular Kylix Linux development package today. Most of the major changes in Kylix 2 focus on web services and improved cross-platform compatiblity.

New Distros Released

By Timothy R. Butler | Oct 22, 2001 at 5:07 PM

RedHat, Inc. and SuSE, Inc. both rolled out new versions of their respective Linux distributions today. RedHat Linux 7.2 integrates new features including a journaling file system (ext3) and improved configuration tools for tasks such as firewall setup and user management.

Tuning Your Apache Web Server

By Timothy R. Butler | Oct 19, 2001 at 6:08 PM

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

MySQL 4 Alpha Release

By Timothy R. Butler | Oct 16, 2001 at 6:20 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 R. Butler | Oct 10, 2001 at 6:14 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 R. Butler | Oct 09, 2001 at 9:57 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 R. Butler | Oct 09, 2001 at 5:55 PM

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

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