I'm wanting to get serious about programming and I've chose to go with C++. What IDE or compiler should I start with, even though I don't want to 'all Windows' programming?

I would highly suggest using the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET for academic use. This is free on the internet I'm told. The Intellisense it comes with is awesome and hints you to possible build errors. Pretty much everything you do with it is cross platform, so its not really all Windows programming.

I hope this information was useful.

- Eddie


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