What is .net Framework

  alcudia 11:18 22 Sep 2003

I am about to purchase a program that apparantly requires the installation of Microsft.NET Framework.

Could somebody please explain to me what this is for or what it does.

  leo49 11:24 22 Sep 2003
  alcudia 11:29 22 Sep 2003

Thanks for that. It's Drive Image that I am about to buy and I wandered if it was some sort of spyware.

  leo49 11:44 22 Sep 2003

http :// click here

If you take out the space after http and before www MS will attempt to explain - afraid I'm still not a lot wiser.

  alcudia 11:50 22 Sep 2003

I suppose I will have to go with it if I want Drive Image. Not happy though. Perhaps it will become clearer in time.

Thanks for your help.

  leo49 12:01 22 Sep 2003

You could always get DImage 2002 - I installed DImage 7 and went back to DI 2002 - I found version7 a bit of a dumbed-down version.

  -pops- 12:06 22 Sep 2003

NET Framework isn't as dire as some have tried to make out.

DI 7 may be the first to use its capabilities but M$ expect a number of other programs to be produced that need it.

As far as I'm concerned, it just sits in my machines waiting to be used. It doesn't conflict or interfere with anything else as far as I know.

One thing it does which some people have complained about is to put an entry in user accounts but, again, that has not been a problem to me.

  leo49 12:07 22 Sep 2003

Nobody's saying Net Framework is dire - merely unnecessary bloat for most people at the present time.

  -pops- 12:14 22 Sep 2003

I have read in other forums that NET framework is something equivalent to the spawn of the devil and the word "dire" has been used in its condemnation.

There is life outside PCA you know.

  leo49 12:19 22 Sep 2003

Well, if you go slumming in other forums, one can read all sorts of stuff... :o)

  -pops- 12:23 22 Sep 2003

Well, leo, I have to confess I do. I like to get an all round view of the world<;-)))

Note, though, I always come back here.

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