Sorry I don't like bloatware. I have skipped over Studio 5 as I remember it riddled with vermin and lice.
So after trying to install Studio 7 and failing for "some features could not be installed" many many times (it won't even launch the program after botched install) I settled on Studio 6. Bloated dead pig in the hot sun that it is, I prefer my Studio 4 as it does all that I wish it to do even with its small faults.
Now that that is out of the way, what is the recommended replacement say in AVR Tools or GCC and it's implementation to mesh properly without error? I would appreciate any info and help on this as I am without a clue after searching this &= other websites. Most GCC packages do not include make. I am not as sharp in my advanced years so please help to enlighten me.