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    Hi, I'm pretty new to C programming. I would like to get started with GUI programming, but I want something that can be used with both linux and windows. I've read some about tcl/tk but I think there is probably a better option. I understand there may not be a end all solution but, if that is the case, please explain some of the pros and cons. Any links, comments, or suggestions would help.

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    If you want to do cross-platform GUI programming in C, GTK+ is probably what you're looking for.
    http://www.gtk.org

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    there are other things too. Motif is ugly, but you can find it for both. Wine libraries are available for using plain ol windows programs on both. Of course there's always Java too.
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    So, I understand gtk has libraries for both? How portable is it? Will the windows user have to install anything? Also I came accross this.
    http://www.wxwidgets.org/
    Im hoping gtk IS indeed very portable because it looks nice and has an interface builder. Anyway, thanks in advance.

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    well... the fact is nothing is portable! so the windows user will have to install gtk on his system, or you install it for him!
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    I've been experimenting with SDL recently. It's easy to learn the basics of creating a window, processing input, etc. from tutorials you can find on the site. Users will need to make sure they have SDL installed on their system.

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