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I go to msdn.microsoft.com and all I see is ".Net is great! .Net is powerful!. You''ll love .NET!" Great....what the heck is it?

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I think the rationale for the Mono project sums it up pretty well(Read the paragraphs "Microsoft''s .NET", "The Common Language Infrastructure platform" and "ECMA standards"): http://www.go-mono.com/rationale.html
The official .NET site is www.gotdotnet.com
You could also search for some of the other threads that have been on this question lately - someone asks this question roughly once a week.


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Do you know if you can compile a .NET program to run without the .NET Framework? For example, something programmed with C#.

From what I've read in the article posted above, it would appear you have to have the .NET Framework.

Edited by - JohnG on February 26, 2002 10:19:39 AM

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A couple of my colleagues recently went to a seminar on .NET. Apparently, its greatest pro's are the fact that everything works on a powerful network/internet structure and that all the new MS languages, ie VB.NET C#.NET etc. are all as powerful as each other, though the low level languages are still faster.

Great news for VB programmers

Lazarus404

Edited by - lazarus404 on February 26, 2002 10:23:40 AM

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quote:
Original post by JohnG

Do you know if you can compile a .NET program to run without the .NET Framework? For example, something programmed with C#.


No - you need the end user to have the framework installed, in the same way Java apps need the JRE. The redistributable is a ~19 meg package, as opposed to the SDK which is ~130 meg.




The world holds two classes of men -- intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri (973-1057; Syrian poet)

Edited by - Arild Fines on February 26, 2002 12:26:53 PM

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