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Well, I have Bloodshed in the classroom along with Visual Studio but Bloodshed did not seem to like any code I transfered from studio. I'm using Studio because I want to avoid using Raptor (the other option for making programs in the class).

The reason I'm looking for a Linux programming setup is because I'm doing an intro to C/C++ and will be without windows at home soon since I have to RMA or refund my desktop mobo (can't seem to find a good AM3 these days with Realtec audio, IDE, esata, 8pin, DDR3, for < or =100).

Dumb question: GCC isn't a IDE then right?

Kdevelop is looking good since I'm a KDE lover. I shouldn't have to worry about code transferring problems from it to Visual Studio too much right?

Thanks again guys for helping me out. It's been 3 years since I've had to deal with programming so I've absolutely forgotten everything.
     
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GCC is what's called to compile the code, more or less. It's all command line work though, and isn't involved in writing the code what so ever. So no, it's not an IDE but part of it because the IDE has to use to to make the code.
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Well, I have Bloodshed in the classroom along with Visual Studio but Bloodshed did not seem to like any code I transfered from studio. I'm using Studio because I want to avoid using Raptor (the other option for making programs in the class).
Visual Studio uses lots of different code that doesn't work with other compilers (it's a Microsoft thing). Example: clr() vs system("cls").

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The reason I'm looking for a Linux programming setup is because I'm doing an intro to C/C++ and will be without windows at home soon since I have to RMA or refund my desktop mobo (can't seem to find a good AM3 these days with Realtec audio, IDE, esata, 8pin, DDR3, for < or =100).

Dumb question: GCC isn't a IDE then right?

Kdevelop is looking good since I'm a KDE lover. I shouldn't have to worry about code transferring problems from it to Visual Studio too much right?

Thanks again guys for helping me out. It's been 3 years since I've had to deal with programming so I've absolutely forgotten everything.
GCC is just a compiler. You specify what .cpp files and it either spits out the executable file or some nice error messages.

Technically you'll be using G++ (GCC's specific name for their C++ compiler).

My professors also recommended Bloodshed's Dev-C++ (it uses on GCC/MingW).

I, however, recommend Eclipse IDE. It's open source (runs on all platforms) and supports many different languages and plug-ins.
Edited by Jimi - 1/12/11 at 11:49pm
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Yea, that was the really nice thing about Dev-C++ (not that I knew it at the time). You could write clean, real C++ and compile it with G++ as opposed to learning MS Visual C++ while using Visual Studio. Getting MingW to work manually is a bit of a hassle so having it work without even knowing you're using it is great. Sadly, I don't think the program has had an update in 5-6 years.
    
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Damn you MS! So you mean to tell me that I'm not really using C/C++ when I'm in Visual Studio? OK that $200 book I bought 3 years ago has just become useless to me then. I'm really hating the US education system more and more these days. Why have us use the crap program when: A) we aren't learning real C/C++ and can't actually use it to make programs for the real world (can't distribute or sell them if using studio)?

Alright, so it's kdevelop, eclipse, and Bloodshed I should be focusing on then for "real" C/C++ right? Since the only textbooks my current school sells are Visual Studio specific can you guys recommend any that aren't and are possibly freely accessible on the web?

So much help from you guys I wish I could spam the rep button without feeling guilty.
     
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and can't actually use it to make programs for the real world (can't distribute or sell them if using studio)?
Who told you that?
    
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C/C++ is the same universally everywhere you go. There is no "fake" C/C++, although VB isn't considered C/C++ (future reference). I don't know what MS Visual Studio works in, never used it, but I do know C++. It's pretty simple too, well at least I thought it was.
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Who told you that?
I believe I should clarify. You have to pay a licenses fee/share to MS right? I've heard that from all my instructors at both the university and community college level. It's the same as not being able to sell a book your wrote in MS word.

And wait. I'm getting really confused. What parts of coding in Visual Studio will not work? I've already explained I know the difference between BASIC and other languages I just was typing when they were talking about the visual basic class and screwed up.
     
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You don't have to pay anything to MS to share/distribute the code you have written/compliled.
    
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Very simply,

- Use GCC for compiling code optimized well for running on anything (in combination with -march, -mtune).
- If you're building non-commercial software, you can also use Intel's Parallel Studio for *nix to do so, which will optimize greatly for Intel CPUs.
http://software.intel.com/en-us/arti...e-development/
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