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I am a freshman in college and I am taking "Introduction To Computer Science" in which C++ is taught.  However, in the computer lab, we use Linux as an operating system and that is where we write our programs.  My question is: What is Linux? Explain its connection to C++ and if I download Linux, will I be able to write C++ programs from home. I'm new at this stuff so please excuse the ignorance.
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Linux is a UNIXisch operating system. The main differenc to other UNIXs is that Linux is available including all sources, and it is free.

Usually each linux distributaion comes with a C++ compiler.
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in order to write C++ program, you need a C++ compiler which comes with Linux distribution. Linux is an operating system, and C++ compiler is a program.
If you install Linux and during installation process you also choose to install C++ compiler, then you will be able to write C++ program at home.  
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Thanks.  That was more helpful than the first one.
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