Should I get a new cpu?

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    Should I get a new cpu?

    I am getting one sometime this year when I save up enough money(Windows XP), but right now I'm using Windows 98 and I'm having trouble finding a good compiler, do anyone have any ideas for a compiler to use, I tried Dev-C++ but most tutorials don't relate with this and talk about MS Visual C++, I tried to download this, but i need a better operating system. This is driving me to wits end, I guess I'll just have to wait for a new cpu if I want to start on any real projects. =\

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    GJ anwsering your own question, and what does getting a new
    cpu have to do with getting a new operating system.

    btw this section is for c++ problems and what not, you should
    post this in general or something.l

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    DJGPP is a good compiler.
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    Try linux.
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    Dev-C++ is a great IDE, but the compiler it uses is GCC (a great compiler), and if the tutorials you're following are any good, GCC would work perfectly with them... if you're having problems running your code in Dev-C++, I suggest you find other tutorials.

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    yeah well i felt my computer was a little slow running XP and started using debian linux and it comes with fairly good development tools, performance is much faster for general things now like surfing net and so on...

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    you should look into GCC if you're looking into linux... just go to a console and type man gcc and it'll give you a wealth of information... basically, to compile a program, you would go to console and type:gcc [source] -Wall -o [target]. so to compile test.cpp into test.exe, type
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    tiange, running windows will slow you down real good. I mean come on, it's bloatware, running on a base system from the 80's. I want to get linux (I have some installs), I just need a HDD to put it on, partitioning it to run windows and linux messes it all up, so I want a seperate HDD to work with.

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    Red Hat
    Mandrake
    SuSe
    Gentoo
    Slackware
    Win2k3
    WinXPPro
    Win2000
    WinME
    Win98se
    Win98
    WinNT
    Win95
    Win3.1
    Win1.0
    Dos


    Of the listed operating system that i have personally used,
    there are a few more and i didnt list specific version, or
    kernal version, i choose to use windows server 2003,
    because thsi system support everything i like to do
    and runs very well. I have had way over 100 days uptime,
    on this system in which i use all the time for cpu
    intesive applications such as gaming. Dont think I
    am knocking linux i have enjoyed using linux also,
    and still use it on my dual boot system and thru SSH for
    a game server company i work for. So i dont think you should
    choose to hate windows just because of BSOD, which
    for me has been long gone. And with longhorn on it way
    in i think we have nothing but great thing to epect from
    the operating system world. So my point is try to be open
    minded, if windows is not for you that fine, but no need to
    hate it unless your basing it on fact. Just to stop your next
    comment, there is nothing that proce any system is better
    then windows, and nothing to prove linux is better then windows.
    The only thing that one offer over the other is open source,
    but both sides have there advantages.

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    erm, the BSOD has been dead since windows 98...
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    Yea but you can still get one if you have a driver error.

    I cant remember now but i use to know how to change it from
    blue to other colors. lol

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    I've never seen any basic C++ tutorials that made any difference in Dev-Cpp vs. MS Visual C++, other than you must use return 0; in VC++. While learning the basics you really wont need to worry about which compiler you use, just one that will compile it. Of course library tutorials for C++ however are sometimes specific as in they were intended for certain compilers and might return errors on others (like GLUT for OpenGL tutorials for C++).

    I use Dev-Cpp for basics, and any tests/1-file programs, because its quicker.. then MS Visual C++ if its something big.
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    I am not learning the basics anymore. I just want to move on to MS Visual, but i don't know how to upgrade my operating system.

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    Moved to the tech board.

    If your subject isnt straight C++, then it doesnt belong on the C++ board.

    As for the OS, you could consider buying windows 2000 - that should be able to take a copy of Visual Studio. Or you could go as someone else has suggested and try linux. Windows 98 is a nasty OS!

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    I tried downloading linux but it just took me to a screen with directories, and nothing I click on will start the download, help?

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