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convert quickbasic for dos files to something that will run in linux

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I have several programs created in Quickbasic 4.5 for Dos. I have the basic code and the executables. Some of these programs are quite large and required years to write. Is there a way to run or convert them for use in Linux?
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Quickbasic is Microsoft and not open standards so it may be difficult to have perfect translation.

But a tool does exist, it's called XBasic, and there are QBasic -> XBasic conversions available.

Here is a good site for finding out more Info on that

http://www.maxreason.com/software/xbasic/linux.html

and of course where to get XBasic

http://xbasic.sourceforge.net/
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