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Computer Virus: mostly harmless by definition

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There seems to be a lot of misconception about computer viruses. While many think that it’s anything that damages one’s computer, it is not entirely so. The fallacy likely originates from the misuse of the term in mass media (similar to how the hacker culture, as in MIT, Stanford, Waterloo, has been [...]

Playing catchup with Open Source – Microsoft gives out (more) free software to students

Microsoft gives students access to technical software at no charge to inspire success and make a difference

Or Microsoft is playing catchup with the open source community, and is trying to hook students onto their technology before they get accustomed to having alternatives. Either way, we get some professional grade software out of this. Score.

The downloads [...]

Download Turing 4.1.1

The Turing (winoot) programming language has gone freeware. Dr. Holt himself, of Holt Software, has let us know of that in an email:

We have just posted a free copy of PC Turing on the company website http://www.holtsoft.com/

We’ll investigate putting various books published by the company on the web for free as well.

Holt Software’s Turing 4.1.1 [...]


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