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I feel a bit trapped, because there doesn't seem to be a good version of Python for windows. I know there are some, but they aren't open source, and I kind of need that for the project I'm doing (not a project in Python, but rather a project for school.) So, are there any other simple programming languages that are free and open-source? And when I say simple, I mean kindergarten simple.
 
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www.python.org is the official site for Python - and it's free. Also try Just BASIC at www.justbasic.com. That's the language that I learnt how to program on all those years ago... It's simple and fairly powerful and I would strongly recommend it as it also comes with a very good tutorial on the basics of programming. C++ is slightly more complicated but much more powerful - try an IDE like Bloodshed. All of these are open source.

Happy programming!
 

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Thanks. Just BASIC is a really good tool, and it'll be great for my presentation.
 
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I am a junior member, though I script in C, C++, java, vis.basic, flash and Python. I love Python. It's one of the easiest to learn and use. Java, C, C++ ect... are all more complex and demanding and not easy to get around in. Python is extremley powerful and versitile. I would highly reccomend (if you are interested in scripting and other forms of coding) learning Python as it is brilliant.
 
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I prefer ActiveState Python ... better implementation than other versions,
and some kind of "freeware" (not open source -- You should research what "open source" means, against "freeware", because since you are a student I almost sure you don't need the "source code" of the compiler or interpreter for your chosen language, you only need something free), with Komodo IDE becomes a nice language to work with.

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ActivePython License Agreement
ActivePython is covered by the ActiveState Community License.
1. You may use this Package for commercial or non-commercial purposes without charge.
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What I mean with this... this is the Python I like to propose an student for a project in school.
Even when I use Python on Linux for real applications.
Python 2.4.4 (#2, Apr 5 2007, 20:11:18)
[GCC 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)] on linux2
 
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Despite knowing the version that you are talking about, the original Python for Windows still holds my favour as not only was it my first, but on which I built most of my software (along with the py2exe extension) and you are right, I have no desire to look upon, let alone change any parts of the source code, though I can imagine how it all works, I mean I specialize in UIs and so can uderstand how Python is implemented.
 
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