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I'm sure it's been asked but search seems to be down. Basically, I'm looking for a compiler with a debugger as well. I don't know if there is any major differences but I need one that's as close to Visual Basic as possible.

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Visual Basic is not a compiler, it's an IDE.
The best compiler on Linux is arguably GCC or ICC.
Most linux users like to use text editors like vim or emacs instead of IDEs, but open source IDE's like eclipse are still an option.
Edited by Jimi - 1/12/11 at 10:18am
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I just use GCC, but I don't use any IDEs. Just do whatever the errors tell me to do when I compile. You may have to install the gcc-devel packages if you're on openSUSE. I know I always have to.

But like Jimi said, I use vi. Eclipse is above my knowledge base.
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Eclipse, NetBeans, there are all sorts of stuff that I used to dabble with.
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LOL I just realized my fail. I was sitting in another class and they were doing Visual Basic. :doh

So are Visual Studio/Visual C++ IDEs? Never heard of IDE before (not talking HDDs). I'll look at GCC. Thanks guys.
     
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So are Visual Studio/Visual C++ IDEs? Never heard of IDE before (not talking HDDs). I'll look at GCC. Thanks guys.
Indeed they are. IDE = Integrated Development Environment.
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And really damn good IDEs too (but heavy on resources). Also VB is a language, but I think the IDE is also named the same.
    
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You can also use kdevelop, there was one I used for my c++ classes and it had a linux variant... I don't remember the name though. lol
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I used Bloodshed Dev-C++ for my C+++ classes at school. That's a dead project now.
    
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I think that might have been what I used! That's sad to hear it's dead.

[edit] I think that's what I used in Windows, but there was something real close in linux I used too. =( I'll find it!
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