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A Programmer's Guide to .NET by Alexei Fedorov

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1.5. Installing the Microsoft .NET Framework

The Microsoft .NET Framework comes either as part of Microsoft Visual Studio.NET or as a separate package that also includes the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK. Future versions of Microsoft Windows will include the Microsoft .NET Framework as part of the operating system.

We can install the Microsoft .NET Framework on Windows XP, Windows 2000 and NT4. Windows 95 and Windows Me/98 are not supported. The minimal requirements for hardware are:

  • Intel Pentium class, 133 megahertz (MHz) or higher;

  • 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or higher recommended);

  • hard disk space required to install is 600 MB hard disk space, required to run – 370 MB RAM;

  • display is 800 × 600, 256 colors;

  • Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device. ...

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