Borland Turbo C/C++ IDE is not the best, not at all recommended on production floor. But it's still the mainstay in majority of schools and colleges, especially in India. GCC/G++ on linux is better for hardcore programming. However, from a beginner's perspective, it lacks those nice contextual buttons/menus and interface of Borland Turbo C/C++ IDE.
Thanks Dosbox! You can install/run Turbo C/C++ IDE on linux too. Just follow these steps.
#1 Install Dosbox
Installing dosbox is a child's play.
If you are running Debian or Ubuntu, open the terminal as a root user and enter:
apt-get install dosbox
If you are running Red Hat, Centos or Fedora, open the terminal as root user and enter:
yum install dosbox
#2 Download Turbo C/C++ IDE
Google a bit, and you will easily find Turbo C installers for Windows/DOS in a zipped archive format.
#3 Extract Turbo C/C++ Archive in your home (~) directory
#4 Run (Alt+F2) Dosbox or open dosbox from programs menu (it sits generally under Applications > Games)
#5 Mount your home (~) in root
Inside dosbox type:
mount c ~
#6 Move to the extracted "Turbo C" directory
It will start the setup. Follow the ncursed instructions to install as shown in the screenshots below.
Just press Enter to continue installation.
Enter C in the "Enter the source drive to use:" option.
Accept defaults and Press F9.
Press any key to continue with the installation
Turbo C/C++ IDE Installation is complete
#7 Running Turbo C/C++ on Linux
Run/open dosbox. Enter the following one by one in the dosbox terminal
mount c ~
Turbo C is running on Linux