.NET 3.0 install time

Earlier I wrote about the speed of .NET2.0 installation.  On that same machine I just finished installing .NET2.0 from scratch, and then .NET3.0.

Turns out .NET3.0 is a little bigger than .NET2.0, it’s a 52MB download instead of .NET2.0’s 23MBs.

Install time is also a little slower:

    .NET2.0 download + install time:  8 minutes
    .NET3.0 download + install time: 26 minutes

This might make it hard to deploy commercial applications on Windows XP with .NET3.0.

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