(if not all) of program are available for Linux (whatever distro you're using). However, a lot of them are only available as source
code, and must therefore be compiled on your machine. This is not as hard as it sounds! There is bound to be a readme
text file with the source code, which contains instruction on how to compile programs. Also, if you're feeling adventurous, you could try your hand at programming yourself - not everything is C/C++/Perl/Python/Java/etc. I recently discovered X-Basic
curtosy of this web-site. Also, there is Euphoria
(not really tried this yet, still getting to grips with Xbasic).
Do report back on your progress.