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    Hi, I am new to c++/c. Will you pls tell me what should I download before working with it? Thanks in advance

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    Well, you need an IDE:
    http://cpwiki.sf.net/Integrated_Development_Environment
    And then you just need something to program!
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    You need to have a C++ compiler and a text editor with which to write C++ code. These tools could come together in an Integrated Development Environment, some of which are available for free (see the link).

    Other than that you need a good C++ book for beginners (see our book recommendation thread: most likely candidates are Glassborow's You Can Do It! and Koenig and Moo's Accelerated C++). Note that C and C++ are different, though related, programming languages.
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    Thank you very much. I will download IDE now. A question is, for example, if I choose Eclipse,
    it says Eclipse is a cross language Ide, does it means that: I just need to download and install Eclipse once, then install the CDT and JDT to use c++ and java respectively?

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    I am not sure of the details, but generally yes. You get the IDE, then you install language specific components.
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