what exactly is .net

#1
at the risk of sounding totally thick what exacly is .net I tried looking it up and it comes up witn .net server and .net framework?? I used windows update and it was one of the available updates, but I wanted to know what it was before I got it.

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JJB6486

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What Is .NET?

Microsoft® .NET is a set of Microsoft software technologies for connecting your world of information, people, systems, and devices. It enables an unprecedented level of software integration through the use of XML Web services: small, discrete, building-block applications that connect to each other—as well as to other, larger applications—via the Internet. .NET connected software delivers what developers need to create XML Web services and stitch them together. The benefit to individuals is seamless, compelling experiences with information sharing.
See http://www.microsoft.com/net/defined/default.asp for more info

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dreamliner77

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there's a very informative thread on that around here somewhere (Bangs head for not remembering where) that I started. Use the lovely search button up top and you should be able to find it, it has some damn good explainations.
 

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