I'm looking for a C++ compiler. I don't want to get into installing and configuring something like gcc, but I don't want to put out too much cash either.
I used to work on a 2003 version of .NET. I'm hoping to get something less complex. I want to start contributing some work to open source projects.
I'm looking at microsoft visual studio 2008 for $700. Is there something out there less expensive, less complex?