.NET Framework

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ming, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    I've come across a very small number of applications that had this as part of the system requirements, but I've never bothered installing it after a clean install of Windows.

    What is .NET Framework and what does it do?
  2. o0RaidR0o

    o0RaidR0o OSNN Addict

    S.E. Florida
    What Is .NET?
    Microsoft® .NET is a set of software technologies for connecting information, people, systems, and devices. This new generation of technology is based on Web services—small building-block applications that can connect to each other as well as to other, larger applications over the Internet.

    The Basics of .NET
    The foundation of .NET is Web services: small, reusable applications written in Extensible Markup Language (XML) that allow users to connect with applications and data over a network.

    In otherwords in a home environment it is absolutely useless and you'll never use it.