Appendix B. About the CD

In This Appendix

  • System requirements

  • Using the CD with Windows, Linux, and Mac

  • What you'll find on the CD

  • Troubleshooting

Everyone likes free stuff. Well, that's what the CD is all about. All that code you thought you were going to have to type is included on the CD, so now you don't have to type it. Likewise, you get the CodeBlocks compiler. Just install it and start reading. Of course, you do need to know a bit more about the CD before you use it. The following sections tell you all about the CD to ensure that you have the most pleasant computing experience possible.

System Requirements

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 or a Macintosh running Apple OS X or later (the screen shots in the book show the Microsoft Windows version of CodeBlocks).

  • At least 512MB of RAM.

  • The disk space you need depends on packages you install. The configuration used in this book requires 538MB, not including the source code. The fully compiled source code uses an additional 430MB of hard drive space.

  • An Internet connection.

  • A CD-ROM drive.

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