Originally posted by sgtfuzzbubble99
It's not the fact that I have to download certain files for this to work that angers me. What angers me is that I have to download almost 24 megs just to get a little popup notification. There's no reason for something that simple to take that much space. I don't know what else is in that 24 megs, but it sure as hell doesn't have anything to do with email notifications.
It's an unfortunate consequence of the language it's written in. On the plus side, though, you can now run any
.NET program - the bottom line is that if you use 1 .NET program, the runtimes are a chore. If you use many
, it ends up being a saving, because that's a lot of stuff that doesn't have to be repackaged with every single program. The programs end up being considerably smaller, but the runtimes are a "constant" tax. I think you'll be seeing a lot more .NET programs around soon, so it may end up being worth it, same as Java.
Although you'll need the latest version...