bigFORTH is a native code Forth. It was originally developed on the Atari ST for the Motorola 68k processor and was recently ported to Intel 386, running under a DOS extender (GO32). bigFORTH is available for Linux and Windows 95/98/NT in pre-beta-test. This version is available under GPL. The most striking new feature is the graphical user interface MINOS and the form editor Theseus. MINOS is a graphic user interface (GUI) for X, written for bigFORTH-Linux and bigFORTH-Win32. It includes a rapid GUI developement editor (Theseus).
Gforth is a fast and portable implementation of the ANS Forth language. It works nicely with the Emacs editor, offers some nice features such as input completion and history and a powerful locals facility, and it even has (the beginnings of) a manual. Gforth employs traditional implementation techniques: its inner innerpreter is indirect or direct threaded. Gforth runs under Unix, Win95, OS/2, and DOS and should not be hard to port to other systems supported by GCC.
Nature or Nuture
When "geek chicks" talk about reasons that so few girls become geeks or go to "hard" science/engineering (EE, CS, physics, math), they always bring up the nuturing and "role models". Please stop. What's your role model of a doctor? Yes, the doctor role model is male, there is an entire soft-porn (aka "love stories") industry about this role model. Nurses are female. What's reality? Doctors are 50%+ female, at least the younger ones. Obviously no role model can hinder girls to become doctors when they want to. The young female doctors I know look like geeks - they are pale, and don't seem to get out often, because being a doctor is hard work with lots of overhours, especially in hospitals.
Please try to understand your nature. If you don't fly, it may be because you haven't been encouraged to do so; but that's unlikely. It also may be that you don't have wings. That's much more likely. For million years, men and women not only had different role models, they had in fact different roles. Things like that engrave into genes, even if only lightly. There is no accident in hackers speaking about "hunting down a bug". If girls don't feel inclined to hunt down a bug all night long, maybe it's because they lack the hunter's gene.
The other issue is "social skills". You are talking about something entirely different, you are talking about partying. We hackers are constantly pissed of by PhBs, who have no social skills whatsoever (including, but not limited to not being able to listen). Hackers use their social skills as tools (like to motivate others to join their project, manage projects, solve problems, etc.), and therefore non-hackers often have communication problems (not used to the vocabulary, not able to use communication to solve problems, no discussion culture). A cultural shock on the non-geek side doesn't mean geeks have no social skills. In fact cultural shocks are a sign that the shocked person does have poor social skills.
As hackers are a subculture, they use their own vocabulary and have their own rules. It starts with the word "hacker". Most people use that for script kiddies, crackers, and other wannabies. They use the word "geek" for us, and it isn't a friendly word. Don't use those words yourself, it's like an afro-american calling himself "nigger".