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Is this what you mean? Do you want to get started learning how to program using C++? You should get a book and use it as a companion as well. I know NOTHING about programming, but this would make some sense.
If you are wondering as to where the location of something is on your linux box, try the 'whereis' command. If still no luck, try find or locate.
you don't need to know where g++ or gcc are on your system, you just use them.... and naturally they are not a gui tool you uinderstand... just from a command line. maybe you're after an IDE such as Anjuta, Gide or Kdevelop?