"Roderick W. Smith is a professional computer book author who
has extensive experience writing handbooks for users. A Linux and
networking expert, he has several books to his name, including:
Broadband Internet Connections, Linux: Networking for Your Office,
The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook, Linux Samba Server
Administration and Advanced Linux Networking. Roderick has a Ph.D.
in Cognitive Psychology from Tufts University. On the personal
side, he enjoys science fiction, computers, and an occasional binge
"How long have you been working with Linux, and how did you get
interested in it?
"I first started using Linux in 1994, because I was curious
about Linux and wanted to learn more about UNIX-like systems
generally. I spent several hours downloading an early Slackware via
a 28.8Kbps modem (or maybe even 14.4Kbps), then later bought an
InfoMagic CD set..."
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