Getting ready to start programming, what's a good program to use.
I'm majoring in computer science, and getting ready to take my first C++ class. The environment they're using is all windows, but I wanted to do my programming in Linux. I was wanting to know what's a good programming suite that is comparable to MS Visual C++. I'm also curious about the portability of something I make in Linux, can I make a program in Linux and import it over to Windows, and what would be involved in making it compatible?
I'm using Ubuntu 9.1