Bernard Golden is CEO of Navica Inc., a systems integration firm specializing in open source software based San Ramon, Calif. He founded Navica in 2001, after two decades of experience in starting and building successful IT-related organizations. He has previously served as a Venture Partner for an international venture fund and has senior executive positions in a number of private and public software companies, including Informix, Uniplex Software, and Deploy Solutions.
Bernard is the author of Succeeding with Open Source (Addison-Wesley, August 2004), and the creator of the Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM), a formalized method of locating, assessing, and implementing open source software. Bernard holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. He is based on the SF Peninsula with his wife Alison and three year-old twin sons, Sebastian and Oliver. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, skiing, and cooking.
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Contributions from Bernard Golden
- IE security vs. Firefox
- Golden's Rules: Sun's Linux-friendly, virtual, portable
- Complete desktop packages
- OSS alternatives to proprietary desktop apps
- Asterisk for PBX administration
- Two ways to migrate to OSS
- Addressing wireless card/distro complaints
- Using Linux and Windows XP
- Support: Bigger isn't always better
- Using Samba for file/print sharing needs
- Resources for learning kernel commands
- File/print sharing in mixed environments
- Straightforward desktop use with SLED 10
- Installing SLED 10
- Quick fixes for Linux desktop business needs
- Free business guidance under GNU-FDL
- Loading an operating system with virtualization software
- Evaluating proprietary Linux email management products
- The cost of changing desktops
- Finding proprietary office suite alternatives running on Linux