C Windows Compiler
Hi there, I've decided to switch from linux/gcc compiler in an attempt to try some win32 api coding in Windows. The only problem is I don't know of any good compilers, and I'd prefer not to have to dl Visual Studio or w/e because i'm capped and it'll take all year :P, thanks!
You can use gcc (for example gcc-mingw) on Windows too.
Of course, if you are actually wanting to use GUI windows programming, Visual Studio is probably a better option - it's very slick and easy to use. There is a free (as in free of charge - not free as in Open Source) version called Visual Studio Express.
I second Visual Studio, but if you want other alternatives, here are some other IDEs:
I've had a good experience with PellesC and LCC-win32 http://www.smorgasbordet.com/pellesc/
now I use gcc-mingw ;)