Appendix A. About the CD

In This Appendix

  • Checking out the system requirements

  • Using the CD with Windows, Linux, and Mac

  • What you'll find on the CD

  • Troubleshooting

  • Contacting Customer Care

The CD-ROM accompanying C++ For Dummies, 6th Edition contains several features. All readers, no matter what system they're using, will appreciate the source code to the programs that appear in the book.

In addition, 32-bit Windows users will welcome the inclusion of the Code::Blocks development environment coupled with the GNU gcc compiler ready to be installed.

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

  • An Internet connection

  • A CD-ROM drive

If you need more information on the basics, check out these books published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.: PCs For Dummies, 11th Edition, by Dan Gookin; Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition, by Edward C. Baig; iMacs For Dummies, 5th Edition, by Mark L. Chambers; Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and Windows Vista For Dummies, both by Andy Rathbone.

Using the CD

To install the items from the CD to your hard drive, follow these steps.

  1. Insert the CD into your computer's CD-ROM ...

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