Free C++ Compiler?

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    I dunno, I'd just find the tech guy to be honest.
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    Yeah, I figured you couldn't do that (in my earlier post).

    Anyway, I thought that you disabling installation on XP only applied to installing CD's, but maybe I'm wrong.

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    You could log in to the Unix servers using "telnet" from START MENU>RUN> type "telnet"

    Telnet is built-in to WinXP, but has it's limitations...

    OOOOR....... Download PuTTy. << No installation required.

    hopefully with one of those ways you'll be able to open an xTerm successfullly(and hopefully it behaves itself!) then you can gcc all yo shiznit til yer hearts content!

    If you have trouble w/putty (you'll have to enable x-forwarding, and set the display to point to your machine should look like this: localhost:0

    This may or may not mean you can open an xterm...

    Cygwin is one way around this...

    X-Win32 is another (and lighter-weight) << It's possible to find FREE versions of X-Win32 if you're a student...

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    If SSH is blocked, PuTTY won't help. Apparently, only HTTP is open.
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    wouldn't a live CD with a compiler work...?

    Well, you probably would need to have some storage medium like a floppy or an USB Stick, but in theory it should work...


    Edit: Ah wait, that's nonsense. It would compile it as linux executable...

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    Not if you ran something like DJGPP inside Wine under a Linux booted from a live CD.

    [edit] If I were you, I'd install GCC or something onto a pen drive, stick that into the computer, and compile off of that. As long as you picked a compiler that didn't use any registry entries, and the computer was allowed to read pen drives, and you actually have a pen drive, it should work. [/edit]
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    Guitarist,

    If you are planning on doing much programming, or if you are taking a programming class, you really need your own computer. (If you are a college student, you need your own computer for word processing, spreadsheets, and research, even if you are not programming it.)

    You need your own computer because debugging time is unpredictable. You might be working on a small program with one tiny-little bug... You might find the bug in five minutes, or it might take you five hours!

    If you don't have a computer because you don't need one for anything else, perhaps you can borrow one. Many people/families have an "extra" computer lying around (perhaps on older one).

    If you don't have a computer because you can't afford one, you should be able to find a used one cheaply. People are always upgrading, and they need to get rid of their old one. It's not uncommon for someone to give-away their old computer, but finding that person at the right time might be tough.

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    >> you really need your own computer.
    I'm not sure I totally agree with this. I completed a CS degree without my own computer simply by using computer labs that were open late hours. It would have been nice if I had my own, but I actually worked better in the lab than I would have on my own machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daved View Post
    >> you really need your own computer.
    I'm not sure I totally agree with this. I completed a CS degree without my own computer simply by using computer labs that were open late hours. It would have been nice if I had my own, but I actually worked better in the lab than I would have on my own machine.
    In fact, with the rise of web applications, web storage, and public terminal farms (libraries, coffee shops, lobbies, etc.), we're actually headed away from the "everybody needs a computer" paradigm. Things do come full circle -- computing started out with time-sharing and we seem to be heading that direction again.

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    I'm not sure I totally agree with this. I completed a CS degree without my own computer
    I am surprised!!!! I can't imagine going to school without 24-hour handy-access to a computer. (I did that "ancient times", but I wouldn't do it now.)

    I'll bet you own more than one computer now, Daved. ...I don't want to make Guitarist feel bad, but I have two computers at home... One for audio/video, and one "main machine" for everything else. I've got five computers at work, set-up at various workstations, for various tasks! (I don't use all of them every day.)

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