I am new to Linux, but I have tried Ubuntu for basic stuff and I really like it. I want to explore the possibility to switch from Windows. However, at the moment I am working with Microsoft Visual Studio to develop a DLL written in C++. The DLL is to be used together with a software in Windows (there is no Linux counterpart).
Is there an easy way to do this from Ubuntu? if so, how? Some people have mentioned Mingw cross-compiler, but I want to know if this is the best option or if there are more options out there.