I'm new here. I've read a book on C++ and want to get programming. I want a compiler (IDE?) to run on windows and read that bloodshed dev 4 was recommended as it is free and easy to use. But it doesn't say windows XP on version 4, and version 5 is a beta version. Does this matter? Can anyone recommend how to get me started? Oh, and I don't have broadband if that makes a difference.