The links provide details of where to get hold of free software and compilers for Windows and Linux.

Linux Systems

If you have a Linux system then a full install should make available gnu C, C++ and Fortran.

Windows Systems

gnu compilers

We recommend doing a complete cygwin install. Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of two parts: A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality. A collection of tools which provide Linux look and feel.

A full install will make available the gnu compiler suite which will include C, C++ and Fortran compilers.

Cygwin home

Microsoft compilers

Microsoft make available Visual Studio Comminuty Edition for Windows.

Visual Studio Community Edition

Fortran Compilers

Visit our Fortranplus site for more details.

Miscellaneous Links


In their words: A brief history of ACCU The C Users Group (UK) was formed in 1987 as an informal group for those who had an interest in the C language and related topics such as operating systems, language compilers and other types of work usually done in C. In 1993 the public name Association of C and C++ Users was adopted to reflect the growing interest and use of C++ by the members of the association. In the following years the interests of the members continued to grow into other languages, design, process and related subjects. In 2006 the abbreviated ACCU was adopted as the public name of the group removing the language specificity to embrace the wide range of interests of the members of the association.

ACCU Home page

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