I actually don't know much about C++, but a programmer friend of mine said that C++ would be the easiest way to do what I want. I wanted to make a small program that all it does is have a little icon in the Window's XP/Vista Taskbar that every hour randomly spits out a quote from a text file that I would make, with quotes of my own choice. I have no problem learning what I need to to do this, but I'm just wondering if C++ would be the easiest way. Thanks, and sorry if this newbie question is annoying.