Download Cobol and install on win 8.1

Hi forum,

Please tell me the link i can download cobol software.

I have windowns 8.1

Thanks
A.L.

Hi,
Welcome to the world of COBOL. :grinning:
GNUCobol is popular open source.Please try this link.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-cobol/
There is a download button in Green, which would help to download.

Arnold Tremblay has a useful resource at https://www.arnoldtrembley.com/GnuCOBOL.htm and on that page there is a link for a binary package of a very recent snapshot of GnuCOBOL 3.1 for Windows.

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