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i need a c++ compiler i am noob to c++ programming

i am looking for a compiler to help me learn c++

any help will be appreciated!
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A compiler is what is used to translate your program code into machine code (on the command line). It is not really anything that will help you learn programming.

You may be looking for an IDE rather than a compiler. An IDE is a complete graphical environment with integrated compiler and debugger.

There are several good free IDEs available. Many may recommend the Microsoft Express Editions, but I prefer open source and cross-platform solutions. These two nice tools are what I recommend:
Code::Blocks - http://www.codeblocks.org/

CodeLite - http://codelite.org/

On their sites you will also find links to tutorials, and of course there are user forums as well.
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I also wanted to be able to program C/C++ using the POSIX api (on Linux), so I downloaded Cygwin (for use in my Windows XP Home OS) by hitting the setup.exe link in the Cygwin Installation Page. Now I can do POSIX multi-threading in Cygwin.
     
If you want learn non-standard C++ as well, then this may be an option for you if using Windows, You may have additional questions in selecting the Cygwin options, which you can ask if you do download it.

In order to use the ddd GUI debugger for Cygwin development, I downloaded Xming X Server for Windows which is much better than using Cygwin's X server.

Whether using Visual Studio or Cygwin, you can run programs from the debugger or from a command line.
BTW - I also tried using Netbeans for developing Cygwin programs. While the Windows IDE is nice on the eyes, the run-time diagnostic message were deficient, and did not break properly as did the ddd GUI debugger.
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need a compiler