Borland Or Microsoft?

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    Question Borland Or Microsoft?

    I was wondering ( ) why people use Borland C++ more than Visual C++ and tought about it. But what's the difference between them? I dont understand... So what do you guys recommend? Borland C++ or Visual C++? (Remember to include a reason )
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    Borland's free version is more functional. My favorite compiler, though, is GCC.
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    Is GCC or whatever free? And what's the difference between GCC, VC++ and BC++ ?
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    GCC is free as well. There are free IDEs (source editors, compilers simply take text files and make code, IDEs enable editting code) for windows that use GCC.

    http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

    I've had much better experiences with version 4 than the beta version 5.
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    Unhappy

    Thanks for your help. I'm dowloading GCC. But what disadvantages are there in GCC? I dont think it's free for nothing...
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    You must accept the socialist ideals of those behind the free software movement.

    http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

    Just kidding .

    Honestly, the IDE is not nearly as feature full as MSVC. It's actually probably a good thing for a beginner, you don't have to get bewildered by the millions of options availible with MSVC.
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    Smile Wondering...

    I was just wondering.. I asked some people on Mirc and they told me that with C++ can create any kind of games. Is it possible with GCC?
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    Angry Confused...

    Are all the commands the same in Dev-C++ ??? Because I tried:

    #include <iostream.h>

    And he already got me an error!! Please help me!!
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    Unhappy Sorry.. Mistake

    Sorry.. It wasnt the #include actually .. it wast the:

    int main()
    {
    cout<<"hello";
    return 0;
    }

    What's Wrong with my code ??
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    You can write games with GCC. BomberLAN (See sig if interested) is developed primarly with GCC. What errors are you getting? What version of dev-c++ are you using?
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    Unhappy Sorry :(

    Sorry, it wasnt an error actually ... it's because i got used to Visual C++ and VC++ writes something y'know .. in the lines below .. where are those like tabs ... but Dev-C++ wrote something and i tought it's an error .. Actually it wasnt
    It was just something like: Included iostream.h lol .. and i fell for it
    Sorry
    PS: Do you have ICQ? I see you can help me sometimes... And where's that bomberman game or whatever? Did you do it?

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    Re: Confused...

    Originally posted by Ruski
    Are all the commands the same in Dev-C++ ??? Because I tried:

    #include <iostream.h>

    And he already got me an error!! Please help me!!
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    in C++, u could use <iostream> instead of <iostream.h>
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    I tried that in Visual C++ and it was getting errors all the time .. I wonder if Dev-C++ will ... What do you think?
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    Oh And.. I really loved those Skins for Dev-C++, where can i get more?
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