C++ On linux.

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    C++ On linux.

    where can I get a free C++ compiler for linux?

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    you could try here . you might find the standard free compiler that is installed by default on all linux boxes.
    as long as you are not looking at compiling a commercial app with it.
    ( the gpl won't allow for any commercial usage )
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    g++ is a free command line compiler thats likely already on your system. try `man g++` for more info.

    If your looking for an IDE try eclipse (with the CDT) or KDevelop.

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    Yea, what Linux distro are you using? Most popular ones include gcc/g++. Simply type g++ into a terminal to see if its installed.
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    You can compile commercial apps with GCC (g++,etc.) all you want. If you modify the GCC compiler itself, you need to release your changes, but you can compile closed source programs using GCC, under Linux if you so desire. I'd second using KDevelop with GCC, great combo.

    If your up for a challenge, i'd also look into "VIM", but this is fairly advanced, but will pay off in the long run.
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    vi(m) must be on all linux boxes, it's part of the standards, and used by a lot of core tools.
    you just have to get used to thier antiquated command structure.
    ( same problem for emacs )

    emacs is actually a prgramming environment, vi(m) is a text processor.

    the only reason to use either is to work on a cli app.
    to work on an x app using kdevelop, or a combination of qtdesigner and kdevelop, or qt designer, or even glade will probably be easier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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