Carla Schroder

Carla Schroder is a self-taught Linux and Windows sysadmin who laid hands on her first computer around her 37th birthday. Her first PC was a Macintosh LC II. Next came an IBM clone--a 386SX running MS-DOS 5 and Windows 3.1 with a 14-inch color display--which was adequate for many pleasant hours of Doom play. Then around 1997 she discovered Red Hat 5.0 and had a whole new world to explore.

Somewhere along the way she found herself doing freelance consulting for small businesses and home users, supporting both Linux and Windows users and integrating Linux and Windows on the LAN, primarily Linux servers and Windows clients. She is the author of the Linux Cookbook for O'Reilly, and writes Linux how-tos for several computer publications.

Carla is living proof that you're never too old to try something new; computers are a heck of a lot of fun; and anyone can learn to do anything. Visit for more Carla stuff.

The Book of Audacity The Book of Audacity (No Starch)
by Carla Schroder
March 2011
Print: $34.95
Ebook: $27.95

Linux Networking Cookbook Linux Networking Cookbook
by Carla Schroder
November 2007
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

Linux Cookbook Linux Cookbook
by Carla Schroder
November 2004
Print: $44.95
Ebook: $35.99

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Asterisk@Home for the enterprise

April 03 2006

When you're ready to take the plunge into do-it-yourself VoIP and PBX administration, check out Asterisk@Home. Don't let the name fool you- this is great for the enterprise. read more

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Webinar: Control a World of Computers From Your Linux PC
March 20, 2008
In this webinar, Carla Schroder, columnist, blogger, and author of the Linux Cookbook and Linux Networking Cookbook, covers the finer points of secure remote graphical administration from your Linux PC, showing how to run graphical applications, your...

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"This book is just right for the person like myself who enjoys learning by getting hands-on experience with the technology. The scope is wide and so someone with a great depth of networking experience may find that the treatments of each is a bit shallow. On the other hand, that wide scope means this book may hold something new, even for someone with some level of experience."
--JR Peck, Slashdot