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    .Net Advantage for an average PC user

    Hi Masters,


    May I know any .Net advantage for an average PC user?

    Thank you so much.

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    Do you mean the advantages of installing the dotNet framework?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    Do you mean the advantages of installing the dotNet framework?

    Of course, Weazel

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    Why could you have specified dotNet instead of .net?
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    ...there is more than one way of specifying the .net (or dotNet) framework

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    Quote Originally Posted by iota
    May I know any .Net advantage for an average PC user?
    Let me guess... if the avg user followed the trail of hype, they'd be inundated w/ free apps (which may or may not be useful); a .Net advantage.
    Thanks in advance!

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    The advantage is quite simple, you can run applications that were designed to use it thus have it as a pre-requisite before you can run the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    The advantage is quite simple, you can run applications that were designed to use it thus have it as a pre-requisite before you can run the program.
    Exactly. A lot of little apps are starting to pop-up that require .NET FW.
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    Well duh, that's not really an advantage though, just a prerequisite (until some killer app comes along...).
    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enumerator
    Well duh, that's not really an advantage though, just a prerequisite (until some killer app comes along...).
    Riiight... its like asking whats the advantage of installing Java VM on your computer, the "advtange" and the purpose are one and the same.
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    I don't like anything like .NET - it's all seems a bit too complicated for it's own good (the words "nut" and "sledgehammer" spring to mind ...). I went on a mandatory .NET training course with the company I used to work for, because the lame-brained half-wits in management thought it would be a good idea for all the engineers to learn how to use the newest over-hyped and under-usefull offering from that lovely company who's name begins with "M" (at a cost of over £1000 per engineer) - I did the C/C++ bit of the course and the main messages I got from it were as follows:

    You can't use any of the trick bits of C++ that you're used to, because .NET doesn't support them.

    You can instead use a new set of trick bits (which are actually non-trick bodges as far as I'm concerned) provided by .NET and exclusive to .NET.

    The .NET C/C++ compiler wantonly violates pretty much every part of ANSI and ISO standards going ...

    So that's my rant about .NET!

    (Note to self - keep it simple, keep it open-source, keep it European, keep it Linux! ).
    Last edited by mlse; 06-19-2005 at 10:46 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlse

    You can't use any of the trick bits of C++ that you're used to, because .NET doesn't support them.

    You can instead use a new set of trick bits (which are actually non-trick bodges as far as I'm concerned) provided by .NET and exclusive to .NET.

    The .NET C/C++ compiler wantonly violates pretty much every part of ANSI and ISO standards going ...

    (Note to self - keep it simple, keep it open-source, keep it European, keep it Linux! ).
    No doubt , .Net is the Micro$hot proprietary standard. They are imitating all and converting them into their own languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iota
    May I know any .Net advantage for an average PC user?
    .Net applications can use the .Net-password which is supposed to guarantee some extra security and is more userfriendly.
    In addition, the .Net authentication can be intagrated with other authenticationsystems (like for creditcards, pasports etc) which can add extra secutiy.
    xample:
    in Belgium, everybody is now getting a new digital pasport with a chip in it. there have already been meeting with Micosoft to enable people (that have a cardreader) to identify themselfs on .Net applications (like MSN etc) with their pasport. A bank could then for instance build their on-line services as a .Net application, and you would then only get access to it with your pasport.
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    I reckon that's an emminently sensible idea - but one which is equally achievable with the use of pure programming & engineering standards and protocol specification (e.g. MIL standards & STANAGs) ... but then that debate could go on for ages ... !
    Die Welt ist ein Irrenhaus und hier ist die Zentrale!

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    i agree. i never said it was unique for .Net, but many big companys / countrys / etc will be more inclined to develop towards Microsoft-technology (for whatever reasons) + Microsoft spends a lott on promoting its tech and the possebilitys of it...
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