Debian's gcc compiler does not run under Windoze. Debian is a Linux distribution, a free alternative to running anything written by Micro$oft. There's a bit of a learning curve, but the advantages of a free operating system with full source code combined with the stability and reliability of the unix-like platform in addition to Debian package system (which is good already if you grok computers well and it's getting better and easier all te time) and many of us think it's worth it. If you are intersted in this, many of us would be happy to help you get started. If you just want a free C compiler, I suggest you look into the gnu-win32 project, for which I haven't a URL at this time (sorry!) You might look into it anyway as it includes many of the GNU tools which you'd feel more comfortable in Linux if you knew anyway. I can also suggest a couple very good books for beginners to learn about Linux and one for Debian GNU/Linux in particular. (I wish I had a CDR and another 600 megs HD space.. I've got ideas in my head for a CD-ROM that would help dos/win users get to know Debian better and all that.. That live filesystem thing for others on the -devel list who are familiar with the discussion.) -- Show me the code or get out of my way.
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