Hi, I've never programmed before but I recently downloaded the book "Programming from the Ground Up" and I plan to start studying it in 2012. I've heard that many programmers who learn to program in Assembly don't see a need to use anything else besides this programming language. Is this true? Why? Also, I'd like to know one other thing, how do I actually get started with programming in Assembly? What do I need to download onto my Ubuntu OS etc? (the book doesn't say) Thanks.