Mailbag: What version of the .NET Framework is included in what version of the OS?

Question: I recently installed Windows Vista.  When I looked in the Programs and Features (formerly known as Add/Remove Programs) control panel, I didn’t see the .NET Framework 2.0 listed.  Therefore I decided to install the .NET Framework 2.0 by downloading it from this location.  However, running that setup displays an error message stating that it…


What type of person should design software?

An intent to specify and control the behavior of digital computers. That could be an answer to the question: What is a computer program? That is to say, a computer program is an intention and the rest are all annotations (in analogy to that summary phrase of what is western philosophy in regard to Plato…