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12-27-2003, 03:56 PM
I am new to C++ and Linux. I am learning quick and I am looking for resources. Anyone have recommendations for Linux C++ books(I am gonna hit the nearest Chapters, Coles, etc. come payday) and websites(free web stuff preferred but not necessary)?

12-28-2003, 03:41 PM
Most of Linux is programmed in C not C++ at first it was a mix but then Linus decided to standard it to all C. A book for programming linux in C is Advaced Linux Programming by O'reilly Of couse if you are just doing basic programs then C++ isn't that OS specific.

12-28-2003, 03:48 PM
More specifically I am looking to learn to program linux games and apps. which language would you suggest ?

12-29-2003, 01:38 PM
C and look into XLib, Xt and some toolkit built on Xt. Some popular toolkits include:


Others can add to the list if they want.

12-29-2003, 05:23 PM
C from C the complete reference (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072121246/qid=1072739241//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i0_xgl14/103-3545821-0105417?v=glance&s=books&n=507846). Xlib and Opengl from the links in my sig. Linux specific stuff from the linux programming bible (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764546570/qid=1072739569/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-3545821-0105417?v=glance&s=books). This (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072127066/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/103-3545821-0105417?v=glance&s=books) C/C++ quick reference. Nvidia has lots of useful stuff (http://developer.nvidia.com/page/home) for graphics programming in opengl. And the search button on the following forums: gamedev (http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/), justlinux (http://www.justlinux.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=28), opengl.org (http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/cgi_directory/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro&BypassCookie=true). You could also subscribe to the newsgroups comp.graphics.api.opengl and comp.lang.c