I'm starting to learn c++. I use vista so lots of ide's dont work for me. Right now im trying visual c++ but things like cout are not understood when compiling. This may be a compiler issue. I all would like to know is a good basic (for beginers) ide with good compiler(s) that works on vista.

cout not understood? Are you including the right headers?

There's Code::Blocks, and Dev-C++

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

You got this correct? VC++ 2005 and 2008 should work just fine in Vista.

OK im trying to use dev because im learning from a book and the author uses dev but i keeep geting this error: C:\Dev-Cpp\Makefile.win
[Build Error] [main.o] Error 1

how do i fix it?