Sunday, 1 February 2009

Microsoft, what are you doing with .NET ?

It seems that the size of the .NET framework is increasing with every update. Last auto update seems to be at a bloated 250 MB !!!(RTM was approximately 200 MB, but remember it is only a SP1 update !!). It's funny that people keep criticizing Java for the size of its download, when Java 6 JRE is less than 15 MB. Plus you can download only the kernel (less than 5 MB), which is enough to play any Java applets, and if you need more, other parts of the JRE will be loaded as you need them.

It reminds me of Acrobat Reader, which is now more than 30 MB (only to be able to view PDF Files !!), it has become so bloated with unneeded options as time passes that opening a PDF document now takes ages, even with modern hardware !!! Adobe, what do you think ?

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