Are you an engineering student(or anyone for that sake), and are bored with that ugly Turbo C, or are sick of ‘javac’ to compile java programs. Well, here’s an easy way to do all the things nicely, easily, and in complete freedom. With some initial effort, it will be a lot easier and cooler.
The first step is to install a GNU/Linux system. Now mind that, C & C++ were made for UNIX, and that is the correct place to program in them. But since UNIX is out of reach for us, GNU/Linux is the best(and it’s free) alternative. Though there are many of them, most of us have heard of Red Hat 5 only, or maybe Ubuntu. But I highly recommend Trisquel, which comes with a plenty of software, and media codecs preinstalled. And it’s completely free(as in free speech). So our steps are:
Step1-Download and install Trisquel. You can read the tutorial to install it on my blog soon.
Step2-Open Synaptic Package Manager by
or by pressing ‘Alt+F2’ and typing ‘gksudo Synaptic‘
search and mark the following packages
click ‘Apply’. the packages will be downloaded and installed.
If you want an easy way for all this, just open a terminal by
Main menu-> Accesories -> Terminal
and paste the following
sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential openjdk-6-jdk g++ geany
it will ask for your password. When you type it, you will see nothing, but be patient. Type the password and press enter, the packages will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Step3- Open Geany by
Main menu ->Programming -> Geany
and start typing your first program. Save the program with the appropriate extension.
Step4- Press F8 to compile the program and F5 to run the compiled program.
Step5- Sit back and enjoy a clear air of freedom.