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    New to windows - need a compiler and info

    I'm recently started using windows. I'm a seasoned Linux user, but this is new and exciting to me.

    Is there an (easy) way of getting a compiler for my windows 7? If so, does libraries such as pthreads, openMP and MPI support windows usage? Further, how do I compile code in windows? Is it possible to do it by bashing in a terminal?

    Happy new year!

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    Aha, I found this: Setting up Code::Blocks and MINGW, A Free C and C++ Compiler, on Windows - Cprogramming.com. I guess it will solve the compiler part of my query.

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    pthreads: yes (POSIX Threads for Windows | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net)
    openMP: yes (check their website)
    Compiling in a terminal: yes [1]

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    You'll probably have to set up your PATH to include the gcc binaries directory)
    The Windows console is not as powerful as what you're probably used to using
    You may want to look into cygwin if you plan on spending a lot of time using the terminal

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    Eh. Just learn the Windows way of doing all of that and use MSVS 2012 Express Edition. When in Rome do as the Romans do.

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    When in Rome, do as the Vandals (also a fun little punk album, if you're into that sort of thing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodor View Post
    You may want to look into cygwin if you plan on spending a lot of time using the terminal
    msys does a pretty good job providing a unix-like shell, and is a lot lighter on the system than cygwin.
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