First up, I had put up a statutory warning for the previous post [below this one]. Do follow instructions the next time I put up a statutory warning.
Now for this post -
The Location: My Desktop PC
The Villain: Old PC Configuration and a non functional DVD/CD Drive
The Hero: Cygwin
It took a day to figure out and download what all packages I need to install to run GCC on Windows. But finally when I successfully compiled and executed a program called "dclinux.c" I was really relieved. Not that it'll make much of a difference to my programming knowledge, but at least I won't have to install Linux on my computer just for GCC or . Also there was the fact that I can't install Linux or use Knoppix or Ubuntu because my DVD drive decided to go on strike!
Downloading and Installing
Cygwin/X is installed via Cygwin's setup.exe and the installation process is documented in the Cygwin/X User's Guide. Whether or not you already have Cygwin installed, you can add Cygwin/X to your installation by downloading the latest setup.exe, running setup, and selecting the 'xorg-x11-base' package from the 'X11' category.Link for setting up GCC on Cygwin -
GCC on Cygwin
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