VisualGDB Equivilent

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've got a Ubuntu Server (normally used for development / testing PHP, SOAP/WSDL ) web applications. I'm looking at trying my hands at some c/C++ to build / run on this system, but it's a headless system. I found via searching an tool called VisualGDB that interfaces with MS visual studio (That I've got on my Windows box), but I'm not able to find if their is an equivalent free version. Is their a way to use Visual studio for development (Used to the environment & works well for me) of Linux apps, so I can code/ build on my windows box, then send it to the Ubuntu box ? Or do I (Hardware)