Undergraduates should be taught programming principles that should easily carry over to different language paradaigms. Direcly learning Fortran in an undergraduate cirriculum is unneccessary.
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I did the last thing I needed to do, that was - test the CTC. It seems to be working - at least doing a quick sniff test with one of the counters.
The only other thing I did with the board is set the real time clock (I have a combined SRAM and timekeeper - saves board space over having a separate timekeeper, and it makes main memory nonvolatile as a little bonus).
Mainly, the work focused on rewriting certain parts of the ReactOS Core (kernel, HAL, bootloader, etc). Read through the changelog, and you will see the amount of changes in this release!
Please don't forget this is an alpha-stage operating system, which means it is not suitable to replace your main OS. Also, this release is aimed to be run mostly in virtualizers / emulators (like QEmu, VMWare, Parallels, etc): because of the big amount of changes, our development team was not able to test/fix all problems which arise when running ReactOS on real hardware.
Download packages are here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?grou
ReactOS website: http://www.reactos.org/
Struggling against odds, the Simputer project has open-sourced one of its prominent software... Alchemy — the user interface used on the Amida Simputer — has been open-sourced, and the code has been released under the General Public Licence.
Sure they have open sourced it...but will it help anyone except the company open sourcing it??"