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Hi there, i wanted to try programming c++ on a linux device. I didn't want to install linux as i just want to see if it's what i want it to. Does anybody know a live cd distribution with an programming IDE or something like this?

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Knoppix had basic development tools last time I looked. The new DVD version probably includes even more.

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Make sure to try jEdit, it's the best IDE I know. "Pure" C++ coding will be almost exactly the same as on any other systems. Exactly what type of software are you developing? And from what OS-background are you?

I'm programming a game under windows. The library's I'm using are all platform-independent so I hope it isn't such a big step to change to linux.
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Knoppix had basic development tools last time I looked. The new DVD version probably includes even more.

I have no dvd player in pc and I didn't got the gcc running on my older knoppix version, but thanks.


BTW which distribution would you recommend if I decide to install linux?

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GCC works fine for me on my old Knoppix CD. It comes with a few editors and KDevelop too.

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GCC works fine for me on my old Knoppix CD. It comes with a few editors and KDevelop too.

Yes, but it seems that gcc doesn't find any library's.

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I tried to compile and link a simple hello world programm, but i just get some error messages that std::cout couldn't be found. Do I have to write more than just
gcc main.cpp -o helloworld?

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BTW which distribution would you recommend if I decide to install linux?


There is no single right answer to this one. You'll have to try different distros and make the choice yourself. Visit distrowatch and try the Linux Distribution Chooser if you haven't already.

Personal recommendation: Debian or Ubuntu (Ubuntu is based on Debian) because of their excellent package managment system and large package repositories, which make it very easy to install any development libraries and tools you need. Avoid the current release of KUbuntu (the KDE version of Ubuntu) if you can, though, as it is unbelievably buggy.
SuSE, although somewhat bloated, has been a pretty good choice as well in my experience. You might want to try that too.

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BTW which distribution would you recommend if I decide to install linux?


There is no single right answer to this one. You'll have to try different distros and make the choice yourself. Visit distrowatch and try the Linux Distribution Chooser if you haven't already.

Personal recommendation: Debian or Ubuntu (Ubuntu is based on Debian) because of their excellent package managment system and large package repositories, which make it very easy to install any development libraries and tools you need. Avoid the current release of KUbuntu (the KDE version of Ubuntu) if you can, though, as it is unbelievably buggy.
SuSE, although somewhat bloated, has been a pretty good choice as well in my experience. You might want to try that too.


Thanks. [smile]

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Thanks to all.
I have tried programming with Knoppix now. (Thanks BBB)
I think I will install Debian and make my game in linux.

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#3: If you want to do any serious coding then the knowledge of design patterns can really help. Head First DPs is THE book on DPs.


Actually, the Gang of Four book is THE book on design patterns. It is, however, a reference book and so is difficult to learn from. Head First books, on the other hand, are great for learning because they are designed to help you learn.

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