"In Web 2.0 terms a 'mashup' is a website that combines content
from a variety of sources in order to give users an integrated
experience. You can achieve something similar using the vast
variety of hidden utilities in Linux--and you don't even need to be
"A number of popular Linux applications are essentially mashups
of simple command-line tools. Look behind the scenes at a program
like QDVDauthor and you'll find that's it's built on a bedrock of
basic but powerful command-line applications..."