WHAT PROGRAMS AND UTILITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS? This is not a complete list of all the programs and utilities that are available. Listing those would be really beyond the scope of the faq. However, in /sys/classroom there some very specific programs that are most useful to students learning UNIX programming. Normally these programs are only reserve for ARPA member use. For more details on these tools, have your students run 'man program' gcc (2.95.3) Has slowly become the standard in C/C++ development under UNIX. It is not always the best choice for any occasion, but you'll find it everywhere. python (2.5) An object oriented programming language that has a very strict, but intuitive syntax. perl (5.8.8) Its everywhere you go today. The number of modules available make programming in perl a thing of the past ruby (1.8.5) A relatively new programming language which is designed with the web in mind lisp (8.3.0) One of the oldest and most powerful programming languages still widely used today. php (5.1.6) A near object oriented C like programming language which is most useful for generating HTML. rcs (5.7) RCS (Revision Control System) is a good way for students to learn about file versioning under UNIX. mysql (5.0) Each instructor and student is given their own SQL database and login.