Agree. Java and C# are almost the same language. C# is closer to Java in many ways than it is to its nominal parent, C++.
The big difference is the *LIBRARIES*. In general, they are not at all alike.
Learing the libraries is what takes the time.
I think C# *might* be easier to learn if you are going to do Web development, as you can then use Visual Studio or the freebie Web Developer Express and they will help you--a lot!--as you create web pages.
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