For those of you who have not used a Windows system for programming,
find a book on programming windows "Console Applications" or
use the Help files in the MS Visual Studio package downloadable from
Academic Alliance (available free after drop deadline).
VS2005 will fit on one CD, and 3 more for the help files.
If you select VS2008, you will need a DVD burner for the package. The download is in TWO stages:
- download the downloader program (the downloader program is re-startable if a connection is lost)
- run the downloader program (best done from an on-campus network connection)
After running the downloader program, you will have a ".iso" file, which you can burn to a DVD.
After you've burned the IMAGE, you can find the autorun.exe or setup.exe file and run it.