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# 19317 12-Feb-2008 20:48
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I don't really want to install this massive download, and I think some of the fears surrounding .NET were to do with people talking about how MS was going to take over the world with .NET (or something like that).

I note that older .NET frameworks are still available for download, which is unusual for MS products where they usually stop you getting old versions.

So does that mean 3.0 isn't necessarily better than 2.0 and that I shouldn't just install 3.0??

P.S. This is for Win XP SP2

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# 110181 12-Feb-2008 20:54
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.NET Framework is the runtime component and the platform where Windows applications, which includes Microsoft Applications too, are built. Its nothing to worry or get scared of, I dont know from where or who scared you , lol ! Microsoft .NET Framework is one of the best developer platform and users install its runtime component for the applications to work. Vista uses .NET Framework 3.0 a lot and you will find them installed by default. Some of the apps (Microsoft apps) now are being upgraded to use .NET and thus you may see that update in Windows XP too (really, its been ages since I used XP Sealed)


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# 110184 12-Feb-2008 20:59
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.Net is a managed platform, and in some sense is no different from Java or the new Adobe AIR. Why be afraid? If a program requires it, just install...


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  # 110188 12-Feb-2008 21:05
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Speaking of Adobe, and other dodgy software, I was not very impressed that Adobe decided to install a THIRTY MEGABYTE update in the background without asking me first. And whatever happened to incremental updates? Over 30Mb to go from 8.1.1 to 8.1.2??

Not everything is on ADSL2+ fullspeed.

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