need help downloading and installing MiniGW compiler

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    need help downloading and installing MiniGW compiler

    i am a complete beginner to programming and i have bought a beginner's book on C programming. but it doesn't say clearly how to download the MiniGW compiler and install it. can someone help me

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    When your first learning it's better to get up and running with as little fuss as possible. In that case, Bloodshed's Dev-C++ is the bomb! Even better, it uses MinGW.
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    is it a C compiler or a C++ compiler or both?

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    Both. And Windows, and it supports most of POSIX.
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