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Depends on what you mean by "come with". There is a difference between some software being included in Core and being installed on your system (which is typically only a very small subset of the software included in Fedora Core).
ironically I guess, I need it to set up my network adapter, so no. But I do have a laptop with me right now, and I can transfer files via cd-rws.
You can install it from your installation discs if you don't have a net connection. Its usually better to install developemnt stuff during initial installation just in case you need them and can't access online repos.
I installed linux on my computer 2 days ago. would it be worth it to sit through the installation process again?
The gcc rpms are available on your installation discs, so there is no need to reinstall. All you need to do is run the software installation tool (from somewhere in the menu) and look for gcc. Once thats done insert your installation discs when prompted.
It's probably trying to look online. The gcc RPMs are on disks 1 and 2 -- you might look around for them. Alternatively, the system-config-packages util should be able to help. Getting your network going will make this much easier since you can just download from net repositories.