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While you can program with assembler using the arduino environment, sort of, the "gasm" assembler that you get is not very compatible with the assembler syntax and etc defined by Atmel and used in their examples, as well as most of the open source assembler code you can download from various places.  There ARE open-source assemblers that match the Atmel format, but they aren't available from the Arduino IDE...
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The Arduino hardware provides a very inexpensive basic development system and is ideal for learning assembly language or C programming.

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Although it is possible to program arduino in assembler, there are more suitable environments for doing this than the Arduino IDE.

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While you can program with assembler using the arduino environment, sort of....

I would like to make sure that everyone understands that the Arduino hardware and the Arduino IDE (or Arduino environment) are two different things.  For an inexpensive (around $50 US) introduction to assembly language programming some Arduino-type hardware, AVR Studio 4, and a USB programmer that uses the ISP interface is a good choice.

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arduino has a lot of freedom to it; in terms of what you can do with it
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For an inexpensive (around $50 US) introduction to assembly language programming some Arduino-type hardware, AVR Studio 4, and a USB programmer that uses the ISP interface is a good choice.
Agreed.  It supports at least 5 different CPUs (mega48, mega8, mega88, mega168, mega328) and has all those neat "shield" capabilities, plus power supply and reset button...

It ought to be possible to use the Arduino bootloader to load assembler programs, skipping the need for an ISP programmer, too.   The bootloader emulates one of the standard programmers, so it may or may not work with AVR Studio.  (if it doesn't, you can still download and "avrdude" as the downloader...)
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So i see linux, windows and mac os x... are bsd systems supported?

Which BSD did you want?
The issue are:
1. that the usual Arduino talks to the host via USB, and the FTDI chip needs a driver.
2. The Arduino IDE is built for and bundles platform specific tool chains (e.g. assembler). The Arduino team doesn't bundle up a BSD tool chain (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software)

wrt 1. I did a quick google and found this page http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/3rdPartyDrivers.htm which may help resolve that problem.

As for 2., Have a look at:
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/FreeBSD/CLI
and
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/OpenBSD/CLI
to understand the state of the toolchains on BSD.

I'd like to echo the suggestion that you might look at:
- Teeny++ (http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/) or the
- Micropendous (http://code.google.com/p/micropendous/)

for low-cost, USB enabled AVRs with Open Source tools.

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