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FreeBASIC - Open Source Alternative to QuickBASIC

By November 10, 2006

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FreeBASIC is a free and open-source BASIC compiler. It is compatible to a large extent with MS-QuickBASIC (QBASIC), but has additional features such as pointers, unsigned data types and inline-assembly.

One of the objectives of the project is operating system independence. The latest version has been released for Linux, Windows, and DOS. Development of a backend for GCC will provide support for AMD64, PCC and other architectures.

The gfxlib2 library is included in FreeBasic, which makes it possible to write graphical QBasic compatible programs. However, FreeBASIC's graphics capabilities exceed those of QBASIC. It has, for example, much higher resolutions and object-oriented extensions.

FreeBASIC is licensed under GPL and can be downloaded here.

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June 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm
(1) www.aavso.org says:

Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to
my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab
inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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