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Alternative program languages and operating systems


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#1 Chuck the programmer

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

I'm an old programmer who started with a Commodore 64 and wanted to know if there were free languages on the internet that were worth anything. I'm even looking for small programs and operating systems alternative to Microsoft.

Are there any forums that talk about writing your own operating systems or languages?

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#2 Steve_Irwin

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:23 PM

Well there is Ubuntu (Linux Distro) that is opened source, and has a huge community. Maybe you can take a look :thumbsup:
Website is www.ubuntu.com

#3 groovicus

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:23 PM

Maybe Minix? Minix is used to teach how operating systems work, and can be used to 'roll-your-own', so to speak.
QNX may be another alternative. QNX is a real-time operating system designed for embedded applications, so it is pretty small, and well supported also. Minix uses sort of an assembly language, while QNX can be programmed with C or C++.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:25 PM

My step dad is a linux finatic, and he likes Mint linux
http://www.linuxmint.com/
Annnnd you're, asking, me...




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