I've already learned how to do basic programming in C++ and understand all the basics. I want to go a step further now and based on this website I was going to explore OpenGL. I was reading the tutorial and RoD provided a "hello world" in windows programming.
For programming C++, I used Secure Shell SSH and would just open a c++ file with an editor (emacs helloworld.cc). Can I use this program to do windows programming as well and how would I do that, or do I need something completely different?