Here's the game Four in a Row running on the Pi after being compiled.
Running the program demonstrates the limits of the Pi's 256MB memory and 700MHz Arm11 CPU - with the program maxing out the system and causing a noticeable slowdown in other software.
The OS also shipped with Geany, a simple IDE that supports a variety of programming and scripting languages, including C and Perl.
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