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    .NET Beta 3

    I would like to know a couple of things about .NET. Can I download and install it on my XP system? What do I need, what do I have to do?

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    I did not know that .NET Beta 3 was out yet? when did it come out?

    All you'll need is at least 1GB Hard disk space... if you're goning to install everyhting.. and could be more. and at least 2 Hrs or more depending on the speed of you computer and memory of your time along with all the CDs or download you'll need.

    On XP I think it'll be safe to do.... since you'll not need the windows component upgrades...

    I've a 933Mhz processor and it took me 2 hrs to install beta 2.

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    2 hours!! I've got a AMD k6-2 450mhz with 400meg and it took me 5mins to install!!

    As for beta3! I never knew it was released yet, and I haven't been e-mailed about it!

    If you have a link to it, please could you post it. As for installing it on winXP, I don't have a clue. If it has some kind of IIS, I don't think there would be a problem, tho don't take my word for it.


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    I've seen .NET beta 3 versions of Microsoft's enterprise servers but nothing about a .NET beta 3 version of the programming tools yet.

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    www.asp.net is still only showing Beta 2 of the SDK - I was under the impression the next release would be final (or RC1 at least).

    As for taking 2 hours to install - was that for the SDK, or for Visual Studio.NET? VS.NET took f**king ages on my machine (1.2GHz Athlon), well over an hour. The SDK took only a few minutes though.
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    RC1 is available

    Release Candidate 1 of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.NET has been available for a while now. You need to be a MSDN Universal subscriber (which costs a ton per year), or you can pay Microsoft $10.95 or $12.95, depending on where in the world you are, to ship it to you.

    If you're in the US or Canada, go here:

    DVD Order, US & Canada

    Or, for the rest of the world:

    DVD Order, rest of world


    The reason you can't download it, is that it's only available on DVD. It's around 2.3GigaBytes of installation files, methinks.

    Good luck
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    I just read that RC1 is out (as mentioned above), and the final release is expected in around June, 2002.
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    The .NET Framework SDK can be downloaded for free from msdn.microsoft.com, and takes nowhere near 1 GB of disk space to install. The SDK is all you need to begin .NET development.

    Visual Studio .NET is a development environment for .NET that Microsoft is developing, which is available in Release Candidate form for MSDN Universal subscribers, but may also be ordered from msdn.microsoft.com.
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    Originally posted by kyank
    The .NET Framework SDK can be downloaded for free from msdn.microsoft.com, and takes nowhere near 1 GB of disk space to install. The SDK is all you need to begin .NET development.

    Visual Studio .NET is a development environment for .NET that Microsoft is developing, which is available in Release Candidate form for MSDN Universal subscribers, but may also be ordered from msdn.microsoft.com.
    Can I assume that the SDK is what will required to develop and run apps in .NET provided you have a Windows machine and it will remain free? Is it only the Studio and similar tools that cost money similar to Java development?
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    yep, that's right. you can get the .net framework and compilers for free as a download. you CAN create complete GUI apps in notepad, but it's way easier to use VS.NET for traditional WinForm based apps, etc...

    You can order the DVD from http://msdn.microsoft.com/net and you just pay around $12USD for shipping..i just ordered release candidate 1...it'll be here in 4 days (im in Sydney, Australia)... i cant wait :0
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    Thanks for pointing out the release candidtate, I bought mine today.

    I wish the release candidate didn't contain a time bomb. I can expect that the official release of VS.NET will cost a pretty penny.

    The SDK is easy to install. Very easy. I don't know what this talk of 2 hours or 1gig.


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    I dont exactly remember where I read about it. But VS.NET will launch on February 13th.
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    Visual Studio is what requires ~1GB to install, and the install of Beta 2 on my speedy box takes about as long as a Windows install!

    Be aware that Microsoft has said that the Release Candidate contains only minor fixes over Beta 2. They have said that they don't even recommend users of Beta 2 bother upgrading to the RC.

    I got a copy of Visual Studio.NET Beta 2 for free off the cover of the MSDN magazine that I picked up from a news stand nearby when I heard what the cover CD was going to be.

    VS.NET will indeed be available for download for MSDN subscribers in the very near future. Boxed copies will apparently not be available on store shelves until later this year, however.
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