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Hye. I used to do programming in windows but now I am switched to Linux. I tried to get the IDE of c/c++ from Ubuntu software center but it is also not providing me any IDE for c/c++. I want to Install c/c++ IDE just like turbo c or Dev c++ in Ubuntu...

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  • You want a IDE or you want... what you want? – Braiam Nov 7 '13 at 23:34
  • the gcc is installed by default in Ubuntu, if that's what you want, if not tell us! – Alvar Nov 7 '13 at 23:35
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    Your google-foo must be pretty weak :-/ This article is pretty comprehensive. – MadMike Nov 8 '13 at 6:07

There are several options, try searching for Code::Blocks, Netbeans or Geany in the Ubuntu Software Center, for example. These are IDEs for C/C++.


On ubuntu, you can install every dev tools with the build-essential package.

sudo apt-get install build-essential

You have to choise when you do C/C++ on linux. Use a text editor with each dev tools individualy or use a IDE that include the text editor and all needed tools.

Good editors:

  • Vim
  • emacs
  • Geany
  • Scite
  • sublime text

Good IDE:

  • Code::Block
  • Netbeans
  • Eclipse
  • QtCreator

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