In This Appendix
Using the CD with Windows, Linux, and Mac
What you'll find on the CD
This section describes the CD-ROM enclosed in the back of Beginning Programs with C++ for Dummies. All readers will appreciate the source code to the programs that appear in the book — using this code can save you a lot of typing. In addition, 32-bit Windows users will welcome the Code::Blocks C++ development environment coupled with the GNU C++ compiler ready to be installed on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. (Macintosh, Linux, and 64-bit Windows users can download Code::Blocks from
Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements shown in the following list. If your computer doesn't match up to most of these requirements, you may have problems using the software and files on the CD. For the latest and greatest information, please refer to the ReadMe file located at the root of the CD-ROM.
A PC running Microsoft Windows or Linux with kernel 2.4 or later
A Macintosh running Apple OS X or later
An Internet connection (only required for downloading versions of Code::Blocks for Macintosh or Linux)
A CD-ROM drive
If you need more information on the basics, check out these books published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.: PCs For Dummies by Dan Gookin; Macs For Dummies by Edward C. Baig; iMacs For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers; and Windows XP For Dummies, Windows Vista For Dummies ...