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telstar26-Jan-04 9:38
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Heath Stewart26-Jan-04 10:24
protectorHeath Stewart26-Jan-04 10:24 
I'm not too surprised, honestly. I see the same thing. The main reason, I believe (based on feedback and community involvement), is that .NET application require the 20+ MB runtime to be installed in order to run (and sometimes even install if Installer derivatives are used as Custom Actions in an MSI). For free/shareware, this is too much of a burden on would-be users (after all, why download crap...er, helpful utilities when it requires such a heft download or such large prereq's).

Another reason - though this is greatly generalized and is not even based on a stereotype - is that some free/shareware developers aren't what you'd call "up-to-date" and can't find tech jobs, so they use what (little) they know. I might get flamed for this (and remember to those who are considering flaming me that I said some), but after looking at betanews.com every once in a while I see a lot of examples that support what I said (butdon't get me wrong, there are a lot of good programs posted there, including some from Microsoft and other large companies).

 

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GeneralRe: C# Market Penetration for Freeware/Shareware Pin
je_gonzalez26-Jan-04 11:29
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Bo Hunter26-Jan-04 12:39
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