Dear Arduino Forum,
I am completely new to Arduino and programming. I still have not loaded the IDE for it yet due to confusion about which one to use. I think I have read all of the information I could get on the IDEs (at least what I could find on the internet/Google), and I exhausted all my resources (as described at http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,148850.0.html), and I still do not know which one would be preferable and easiest for me to use…
Here’s some information you might need to help me…
I have an “Arduino UNO Rev3 Ultimate Starter Kit”,
I am using “Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 (32-bit)”.
I have downloaded:the following IDEs:
(1) Windows Installer (from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software)
(2) Windows (ZIP File), (from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software)
(3) setup_Arduino_ERW_1.0.5_20130524 (from http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=118440.0)
I have attached a screenshot of the files listed above in their native (Windows Installer) and the others in their zipped/unzipped forms. At first I thought I would use the Windows Installer (as I thought it might be the easiest to use), but then changed my mind because the instructions found at http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Windows#toc2 didn’t address the Windows Installer. Do you see my predicament?
I could really use some help on this one and want to thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.
Dennis Primm 8)