I've been using dev-c++ for years, I love it. Use visual studio 2005 at work, it's cool but it's a pain as far as I can tell to configure for standard c++, not '.net c++' which has different syntax and features. /annoying
if you want to do cross platform code and don't want to spend years adjusting settings and just learning the gui, get dev-c++. if you're doing .net programming get the visual studio compilers.
i'm not sure about the uhm... code::blocks it seems... odd, i just don't have a desire to leave dev-c++ i guess.
i've been using 188.8.131.52 all this time! gahd! *grabs v6*