Is Net framework needed?

By cigarman
Mar 18, 2007
  1. I ask myself this question every time I do a format and install for someone. It's not considered a "critical security update" but what, if any, problems could arise if I don't install it?
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Nothing much will happen if you don`t install it.

    The only problem comes when you want to install a program that requires it.

    Then you have to install it.
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    It's not like it takes up tons of HDD space. Just install it now so you wont have do it later when you install an application that requires it.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    I like the deterministic model suggested by Po`Girl
    >when you want to install a program that requires it, then you have to install it.

    In programming, this is called Lazy Evaluation --
    you wait until the answer is needed and thus save all the work required until
    1) you HAVE TO, or
    2) it's never requested and thus never waste the effort/resources.
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