hi,judoka , I'm a newbie too
You mentioned VC, I think you are looking for some kinds of IDE on Linux
if you are,
wii, there are many many kinds of IDEs under Linux,
BUT, Trust me IDE will definitely ruin your Programming skills along with your Debugging skills
I see you mentioned "click" too. lol
try to use console, start the console start your Linux life.
I read on one of the posts that it doesn't come with wondows
many creat applications come with console rather than windows.
weibullguy have gave you many good links, try them~