had the same problem, same magazine distro. Go to www.rpmseek.com
and do a search for gcc (returning rpm's only), then select the gcc with hundreds of results. there is a package name, then the distribution next to it. Download the files (these are the versions i used, use your judgement) gcc-3.3.1-29.i586.rpm , gcc-c++, cpp (the pre processor needs to be the same version as the one gcc is, i had to do rpm -i --force /cpp-blargh.rpm, to get it to install as the one installed is a newer version and i couldnt find an identical gcc version). There are a bunch of extra stuff you can install, gcc-objc, gcc-info etc etc. they all add support for compiling diferent languages i think, and i installed them all just in case. Also had to install glibc-devel, libstdc++, and libstdc++-devel, to get it all to work ok.
Someone pointed me in the direction of the apt for suse command, which was invaluable, but i forgot the link, search the forums for it as it makes things a hell of a lot easier.
Can anyone who got the free suse disks tell me what the difference between the two disks are (desktop and server edition) as they appear identical to me.
Also if like me you are on 56k, so cant download stuff, the fedora core 2 dvd in Linux Magazine July 04 is excellent, if you click on install everything, its over 6GB!!!! that would be like my whole life downloading, all the sources and everything, so i can recompile everything to my hearts content.
Dear god, i feel giddy
EDIT: forgot, you' may need to download the make command as well (i had to)