I’m looking for an up-to-date C/C++ compiler which is available for free and not dependant on .NET. I would also like to find a compiler for Linux, GCC or G++ is ok but I’m having issues installing. (Actually using Linux is new to me).

"but I’m having issues installing."
You're expecting to catch the right fish with that bait?

I would also like to find a compiler for Linux, GCC or G++ is ok but I’m having issues installing. (Actually using Linux is new to me).

I'm pretty sure GCC is installed by default, with your Linux distribution.
Simply, type from bash : gcc --version
If it says something like "bash: gcc: command not found", then GCC may be not installed.
But, if it displays the current version of GCC, it is installed.

I'm using SUSE 10, the free version. I was supriseed to find it didn't include GCC by deault and I have yet to figuer out the download/ install proceduer.
When last I used GCC it was on a Solaris runing UNIX.

Maybe its installed but not in your path.
try to run as root.
find / -name gcc

I cant belive it wasnt installed with default installtion.

Done that too, take a look on the novell / Linux site, they actually chouse not to include it in the distro:sad: