I have been using Dev C++ for a while now and it's really cool how I can learn C++ on any of these crappy library compters, but there's just one question I haven't been able to answer: How do I go about installing external libraries? The computer over here won't let me save the files, but I can open them. So if a library comes packaged in a zipped folder or something, then I can open it, copy the contents to portable device, and then kill the file, folder and all. I am especially interested in either getting that blasted SDL to work, or some other library designed specificully for making games, which is why I wanted to be able to program anyway. The video game industry is huge.
"The video game industry is huge."
So why are you trying to compete with them?
"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate
I'm being serious here, not joking. I want to get hired in the video game industry some day. If you can play an instument, write code, create clay models, draw, use 3D modelling software, or anything creative, then you can surely find something to do in the video game industry and make a good living. That's why I have to install external libraries, because Dev C++ doesn't some with anything for sound or graphics (except maybe OpenGL, sound is a must).
comparison of features
Windows: empty pockets, slow computer, crippling malware, user level frustration, inability to meet deadlines, security holes
Linux: full pockets, super fast computer, endless software, endless customization, endless potential
Use your package manager. This is the only way. All external libs are install via a download using the DevPacks manager.
Here's the repository of DevPacks for Dev C++.