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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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.

First KDE 3.0 alpha is released

By Timothy R. Butler | Oct 08, 2001 at 8:18 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 R. Butler | Oct 05, 2001 at 2:30 PM

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 R. Butler | Oct 04, 2001 at 9:20 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.

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