How would you preview a .c file? (not in any text editor).. i'm a n00b =]
Could you elaborate what you mean by "preview"?
7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*
I guess the first step would be installing a compiler. My suggestion: Code::Blocks; get the latest Nightly Build too.
[For the pedants: yes, I know Code::Blocks is an IDE distributed with MinGW.]