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  1. mafia97

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    HI all,
    In my college we have very weak computers, so the Computer Lab administrator asked me for advice(I am a computer science student in the college), i recommended them to use ubuntu or meego on the systems as they would be faster on weak spec systems.
    So as a trial they have given me 3 systems to run ubuntu and setup them for LAB use.
    So since i only used ubuntu for running UNIX commands, i dont know much about other softwares so please help :
    1)MS office type software, which can run all MS office files on ubuntu.
    2)UNIX (i know they can be run from comand prompt directly) but still my LAB administrator asked.
    3) ORACLE
    4) TURBO C(for C and C++ coding)
    5)COBOL

    please help me find software that fulfill these things
    thanks in advance.
  2. Frick

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    1. LibreOffice.

    2. Bash.

    The others I don't know about. What are the specs for the computers? Ubuntu can be a bit needy nowadays actually. Also, you might want to take a look at Edubuntu, which is Ubuntu but for schools (is the aim anyway).
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    Thanks for quick reply.
    they are core 2 duo with ram 256 to 768 to 1gb (different computers, some are quad core too )
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    You can get a version of oracle that runs natively on Linux

    Turbo C is a 16 bit app that has not existed in some time.
    You can install G++ and a COBOL compiler on Linux and code to your hearts content.
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    ubuntu have a program like app store with very different categories go and take a look xd.
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    Can you tell where i can find these? do i have to pay for them, because this work is not for me , but for college
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    Hi guys , there is a new requirement, i also need ubuntu to run TASM(turbo assembler)
    will i be able to find that on store?
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    hi

    I don't know if this will help much,it's some stuff about TASM on ubuntu.:cool:
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    If You need an assembler there, either use YASM or GAS (GNU assembler).

    If You installed GCC for C & C++ (the only sane choice for C & C++, really), then You should already have GAS.
    But I assume YASM is probably the one You would want to use. You can install it with
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    sudo apt-get install yasm
    P.S. And Yes, as Kreij said: Turbo C is horribly outdated. So is TASM.
    If You REALLY need to run exactly those for some reason (not a sane choice, no matter what), then You would need to use DOSBox to emulate DOS and run it there.
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    i need to run those because they are in my study syllabus :(.
    and my college PC are quite slow thats why i recommended ubuntu to lab administrator
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    Why so little RAM on dual core systems? Even pentium D had 1GB + usually.

    lol Turbo C.
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    I dont know they are college systems, and we have preety antique ones as well.
    like pentium 1, i was thinking of entering the techpowerup competetion using one the pentium 1 system , but none had a GPU :p

    anyways back on topic ,can you help me find all the softwares needed for my college work ?
    thanks
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    Let's get this straight, which is the case:

    • The course is specifically on Turbo C and TASM and the focus is on those programs, NOT the programing languages.
    OR

    • The course is on C and ASM, just that the "tools of trade" to work with them are specified as Turbo C and TASM.

    Because depending on which is the case, the approach on how we should help You differs greatly. And we don't want to be "tossing red herrings" to You here...

    EDIT:
    Also, You say You do not know the specs of those computers. You can easily check the info on the CPU, memory amount, and the VGA adapter by:
    • For the CPU
      Code:
      cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "model name"
    • For memory size
      Code:
      cat /proc/meminfo | grep "MemTotal"
    • For the VGA adapter
      Code:
      lspci | grep "VGA"

    Please check them out and tell us :)
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    Indeed, I suggest answering Vinska's questions first. :)
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    we have to write programs in turbo c++ TASM, cobol, and make databases in oracle and run queries on them
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    It looks to me as if You would be referring to Turbo C++ and TASM as programming languages.
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    Interesting post. As a CompSci student, maybe some clarification is in order.

    Turbo C++ is only a suite. You're writing C++ so if the course is based on the language itself and not the environment being used any old C/C++ compiler should work. In that case I would just grab build-essential.

    The problem with some of the things you're asking for is not that they don't work, but that they were not built for Linux. Your use of terminology is also very strange.

    Vinska has some great points and I think we need clarification on what the professor really wants. You're making it sound like they want very specific applications for everything, but on the other note you're referring to languages as applications which throws that assumption up into the air.

    So just answer this: Do the machines have to be able to just compile C, C++, COBOL, Assembly, and be able to run an Oracle database or do the professors want particular software to work with these languages?
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    Oracle is not free for any version. It's quite expensive. Always has been.
    If they have Oracle n the syllabus I assume they already own licenses and have an Oracle server?
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    To clarify what Vinska means: he thinks that you regard Turbo C++ as a programming language, while it is a development tool (for the purpose of programming and compiling C++ programs). The text editor Gedit does support colour coding for various programming languages, while Ubuntui should have the GCC (GNU C Compiler) already built-in.
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    It doesn't.
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install build-essential
    Will do the trick, though.
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    Did not use Uby for a while ;)
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    I manage a number of servers with Ubuntu.
    I also use Ubuntu, but not the Ubuntu that everyone is used to.
    I use i3 with a lean, clean, Ubi machine.
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    Aww.. :eek: You're going to use Linux, and you don't have Perl on your list! :shadedshu As for a good IDE for linux.. You need to think about it differently then using Windows. You need to start out by setting up Bash(Unix shell) and a GVIM environment. Also, learn your toolchains (GCC, binutils, glibc). No IDE can touch that if you take the time to learn it. :toast: Oh and here is a good tut on setting up MS Office 2010 on linux.

    Here is just a list of IDE's (But what I listed above is a more powerful solution.) Good Luck!
    • NetBeans
    • Eclipse
    • CodeLite
    • CodeBlocks
    • KDevelop4
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    oracle database is absolutely free. all versions are free for educational purposes and do not come with support. if it is for an institution then yes they will have to pay for expensive licenses but like you said they probably already have those for their existing systems. they can always use the express edition which is license free and is recommended for home use.
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    sorry guys, been busy fixing my PC and organising fest for my college.
    I should have said i need compilers for the above mentioned languages that work on ubuntu
    and need oracle for running queries.
    Thanks guys

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