The intro CS course at my uni uses Dev-C++, so I'm sure most people here have at least downloaded it, unfortunately.
Really? The intro course I had was Microsoft obsessed. The whole degree was MS obsessed, MSVC#/MSVC++ MS Access, MS Project, MS Word, etc. Said that since MS was the most used tools we were going to learn to use them. I haven't touched MS since I finished my degree, I stay under Ubuntu and use GNU for my stuff.
Back when I took my CS courses, the standard way that programming was done was by SSHing into a remote terminal and using vim which would often freeze up or disconnect. Needless to say, things changed once a certain student enlightened the rest of the class of these neat things called IDEs, where you could actually use a mouse and debug the program without reading a huge tome of documentation. The professor, who believed that anything not open-source is the heart of evil, was not impressed.
Speaking of bloodshed, has anyone seen the new Resident Evil movie yet?
Programmers don't download Dev-C++, so all kittens are safe. Sure some idiots who think they're programmers will download it, but the simple act of downloading it forever prevents them from earning the title of Programmer.
I hope you're wrong! Because I really want to become a Programmer some day.