QBasic: Installing on Linux and writing your first program

December 9, 2009

Basic is a fairly easy programming language to learn for beginners, that’s why I’m starting with that particular language and will work my way up the complexity scale.
QBasic is an IDE (Integrated development environment) and an interpreter for the BASIC programming language. It was developed by Microsoft more than 20 years ago. And being developed by MS it runs only on Windows, but thanks to emulators, namely Wine, it’s possible to run in it under Linux also. All you need to do to install Wine emulator on your Linux box is to write into the terminal this line:

sudo apt-get install wine

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