This resource-packed guide delivers pragmatic solutions for real-world Linux development needs - all using open - source software tools. Viewing Linux as a well-stocked toolbox Multitool Linux shows programmers an sophisticated users how to create a wide variety of exciting and useful applications for business and entertainment, from speech synthesis and video production to network security. The book begins with a general introduction to Linux and a look at working with its source code. A wide variety of programming projects-encompassing communications, privacy, music and audio, graphics, photography, and much more-are then explored in-depth. Each chapter is filled with examples, helpful screenshots, step-by-step tutorials, lists of open-source tools, and URLs for sites where those tools can be obtained for free. Many of the tools discussed in the book will work not only with Linux, but with any flavor of UNIX from FreeBSD up to expensive, proprietary versions of UNIX running on high-speed massively parallel hardware.