473,549 Members | 2,584 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

.NET C# with Windows Vista Home Basic or Business?

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop primarily to learn & practice .NET and
C#.

My Question is:
Is there any requirement for .NET and C# in terms of the following
Operating Systems:
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Business

Could I buy any of these OS's or do I need to have the expensive Vista
Business.

Are there any features which would only run on Vista Business and not
on Vista Home Basic.

Thanks in advance!

Feb 3 '07 #1
6 4264
Hello j2********@gmai l.com,
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop primarily to learn & practice .NET and
C#.

My Question is:
Is there any requirement for .NET and C# in terms of the following
Vista is not obligatory for .NET development.
You can use previous verison of OS either - XP/2003
---
WBR, Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
team blog: http://devkids.blogspot.com/

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we
miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" (c) Michelangelo
Feb 3 '07 #2
Hi.

You will be able to program and learn any CLR language (which includes C#)
on any of those machines.

Ben

--
~~~~~~~~~~~
Ben Rush
http://www.ben-rush.net/compilererrors

<j2********@gma il.comwrote in message
news:11******** **************@ a34g2000cwb.goo glegroups.com.. .
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop primarily to learn & practice .NET and
C#.

My Question is:
Is there any requirement for .NET and C# in terms of the following
Operating Systems:
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Business

Could I buy any of these OS's or do I need to have the expensive Vista
Business.

Are there any features which would only run on Vista Business and not
on Vista Home Basic.

Thanks in advance!

Feb 3 '07 #3
I think the real question is which version of Vista, if any, includes a
developer version of IIS? Anybody know? Will there be a Vista Professional
Edition?

Pending answers to the above questions, I would suggest XP PRO for your
laptop as the most enhanced learning environment.
"Ben Rush" wrote:
Hi.

You will be able to program and learn any CLR language (which includes C#)
on any of those machines.

Ben

--
~~~~~~~~~~~
Ben Rush
http://www.ben-rush.net/compilererrors

<j2********@gma il.comwrote in message
news:11******** **************@ a34g2000cwb.goo glegroups.com.. .
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop primarily to learn & practice .NET and
C#.

My Question is:
Is there any requirement for .NET and C# in terms of the following
Operating Systems:
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Business

Could I buy any of these OS's or do I need to have the expensive Vista
Business.

Are there any features which would only run on Vista Business and not
on Vista Home Basic.

Thanks in advance!


Feb 3 '07 #4
Google is your friend.

Here's the page showing a comparison of the different versions of Vista.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...ns/choose.mspx

Running Web Applications on Windows Vista with Visual Studio 2005.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/lib...20(vs.80).aspx

Running ASP.NET projects on Vista with IIS 7
http://adamkinney.com/blog/186/default.aspx

Install IIS On Vista
http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/win...-iis-on-vista/

Robin S.
--------------------------------------------------------------
"John Mobley" <John Mo****@discussi ons.microsoft.c omwrote in message
news:9C******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
>I think the real question is which version of Vista, if any, includes a
developer version of IIS? Anybody know? Will there be a Vista
Professional
Edition?

Pending answers to the above questions, I would suggest XP PRO for your
laptop as the most enhanced learning environment.
"Ben Rush" wrote:
>Hi.

You will be able to program and learn any CLR language (which includes
C#)
on any of those machines.

Ben

--
~~~~~~~~~~~
Ben Rush
http://www.ben-rush.net/compilererrors

<j2********@gm ail.comwrote in message
news:11******* *************** @a34g2000cwb.go oglegroups.com. ..
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop primarily to learn & practice .NET and
C#.

My Question is:
Is there any requirement for .NET and C# in terms of the following
Operating Systems:
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Business

Could I buy any of these OS's or do I need to have the expensive Vista
Business.

Are there any features which would only run on Vista Business and not
on Vista Home Basic.

Thanks in advance!



Feb 4 '07 #5
Thanks Robin.

As you indicated, the Vista Version comparison page seems like it should be
the first source for this information but some XPPRO features (such as IIS)
are not listed in those pages for any version. Thus we search Google as you
did but can such results be considered authoritiative?

For example, the MSDN link is silent as to which versions of Vista offers
IIS. However, searching "Vista IIS" on live.com yields this link:

http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabi...abid=25&i=1100

If that page is to be considered authoritative, we can see that a fully
functional IIS is NOT included in every version of Vista. This page also
indicates that there is now (or someday will be) a Vista Professional
edition.

But searching "Vista Professional" at live.com yields outdoor lighting
links. At Google, you eventually get a link to a Barnes and Noble page for a
book on "Mastering Vista Professional".

I think we can presume that Microsoft will be making some clear statements
in this regard soon. But until then, unless the student has money to risk on
acquiring what may turn out to be a degraded system, I would stick with a
recommendation of XPPRO as the best learning enviroment.

I would further add that, with XPPRO's IIS 6.0, (the server the developer
will most likely be wrestling with over the next couple of years), XPPRO will
remain the most practical learning environment for quite a while.

John Mobley

"RobinS" wrote:
Google is your friend.

Here's the page showing a comparison of the different versions of Vista.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...ns/choose.mspx

Running Web Applications on Windows Vista with Visual Studio 2005.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/lib...20(vs.80).aspx

Running ASP.NET projects on Vista with IIS 7
http://adamkinney.com/blog/186/default.aspx

Install IIS On Vista
http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/win...-iis-on-vista/

Robin S.
--------------------------------------------------------------
"John Mobley" <John Mo****@discussi ons.microsoft.c omwrote in message
news:9C******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I think the real question is which version of Vista, if any, includes a
developer version of IIS? Anybody know? Will there be a Vista
Professional
Edition?

Pending answers to the above questions, I would suggest XP PRO for your
laptop as the most enhanced learning environment.
"Ben Rush" wrote:
Hi.

You will be able to program and learn any CLR language (which includes
C#)
on any of those machines.

Ben

--
~~~~~~~~~~~
Ben Rush
http://www.ben-rush.net/compilererrors

<j2********@gma il.comwrote in message
news:11******** **************@ a34g2000cwb.goo glegroups.com.. .
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop primarily to learn & practice .NET and
C#.

My Question is:
Is there any requirement for .NET and C# in terms of the following
Operating Systems:
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Business

Could I buy any of these OS's or do I need to have the expensive Vista
Business.

Are there any features which would only run on Vista Business and not
on Vista Home Basic.

Thanks in advance!



Feb 4 '07 #6
John,

That's a helpful webpage. I don't think it indicates that there will be a
Vista Professional edition. It says this:
>(Professiona l Editions include Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate
Editions.)
But searching "Vista Professional" at live.com yields outdoor lighting
links.
LOL.
>At Google, you eventually get a link to a Barnes and Noble page for a
book on "Mastering Vista Professional".
I don't think that means Vista Professional, I'd bet the context is like
"ASP.Net Pro" or "Visual Basic Professional", both of which you can do
without VSProfessional.

If I bought a new computer today, I'd definitely want Vista on it, because
you need to always be looking forward when you're a developer and stay
current. It *will* add a degree of complexity, though, because of the
security issues, so your point about XP for a complete newbie is certainly
valid. But good luck buying a new computer with XP on it, they've probably
all switched over by now.

Robin S.
Ts'i mahnu uterna ot twan ot geifur hingts uto.
---------------------------------------------------------
"John Mobley" <Jo********@dis cussions.micros oft.comwrote in message
news:AD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
Thanks Robin.

As you indicated, the Vista Version comparison page seems like it should
be
the first source for this information but some XPPRO features (such as
IIS)
are not listed in those pages for any version. Thus we search Google as
you
did but can such results be considered authoritiative?

For example, the MSDN link is silent as to which versions of Vista offers
IIS. However, searching "Vista IIS" on live.com yields this link:

http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabi...abid=25&i=1100

If that page is to be considered authoritative, we can see that a fully
functional IIS is NOT included in every version of Vista. This page also
indicates that there is now (or someday will be) a Vista Professional
edition.

But searching "Vista Professional" at live.com yields outdoor lighting
links. At Google, you eventually get a link to a Barnes and Noble page
for a
book on "Mastering Vista Professional".

I think we can presume that Microsoft will be making some clear
statements
in this regard soon. But until then, unless the student has money to
risk on
acquiring what may turn out to be a degraded system, I would stick with a
recommendation of XPPRO as the best learning enviroment.

I would further add that, with XPPRO's IIS 6.0, (the server the developer
will most likely be wrestling with over the next couple of years), XPPRO
will
remain the most practical learning environment for quite a while.

John Mobley

"RobinS" wrote:
>Google is your friend.

Here's the page showing a comparison of the different versions of Vista.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...ns/choose.mspx

Running Web Applications on Windows Vista with Visual Studio 2005.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/lib...20(vs.80).aspx

Running ASP.NET projects on Vista with IIS 7
http://adamkinney.com/blog/186/default.aspx

Install IIS On Vista
http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/win...-iis-on-vista/

Robin S.
--------------------------------------------------------------
"John Mobley" <John Mo****@discussi ons.microsoft.c omwrote in message
news:9C******* *************** ************@mi crosoft.com...
>I think the real question is which version of Vista, if any, includes a
developer version of IIS? Anybody know? Will there be a Vista
Professional
Edition?

Pending answers to the above questions, I would suggest XP PRO for
your
laptop as the most enhanced learning environment.
"Ben Rush" wrote:

Hi.

You will be able to program and learn any CLR language (which
includes
C#)
on any of those machines.

Ben

--
~~~~~~~~~~~
Ben Rush
http://www.ben-rush.net/compilererrors

<j2********@gm ail.comwrote in message
news:11******* *************** @a34g2000cwb.go oglegroups.com. ..
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop primarily to learn & practice .NET
and
C#.

My Question is:
Is there any requirement for .NET and C# in terms of the following
Operating Systems:
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Business

Could I buy any of these OS's or do I need to have the expensive
Vista
Business.

Are there any features which would only run on Vista Business and
not
on Vista Home Basic.

Thanks in advance!




Feb 4 '07 #7

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

9
2676
by: salad | last post by:
Due to an earlier posting I read in this newsgroup regarding Office 2007 beta, I downloaded it. After I DL'd it, I got an invitation from MS to get WinVista. I am now wondering if, since both are betas, it is best to buy a new computer? My current computer setup is a Pentium 4, 1 gig memory, 2.66 ghz, 60-80 gig disk drive. MS's...
1
2471
by: =?Utf-8?B?cmJiZW5zb24=?= | last post by:
To begin,, the network infactructure- Servers - Server00 - Windows Server 2003/Installed Server01 - Windows Server 2003/plan to install Server10 - Linux RedHat Workstation/Installed Client/Workstations - Client 00 - Windows XP Pro/Installed Client 01 - Windows XP Home/Installed
15
7053
by: =?Utf-8?B?TVNU?= | last post by:
To demonstrate my problem, I have a very simple VB Windows application. It has a text box that is used to display a counter, a button to reset the counter, and a timer that increments the counter every second. I remote desktop to the computer hosting this application and run the application. It starts up and displays the counter...
19
2235
by: =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZTk5MDA=?= | last post by:
When there is a shortcut of our app on the desctop, the app is not run until all the security in control panel of win vista is cleared. What to do to not have this problem. We do not want to tell the customers to do this. -- Mike
4
1593
by: =?Utf-8?B?WmVlbmFpZGE=?= | last post by:
I get the error <b>It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS. </b> trying to run my asp.net app. How do I fix the virtual dir problem in Vista (Home Basic)???
9
1744
by: | last post by:
Does anyone know which edition of Vista you have to buy if you use Visual Studio and probably will upgrade to Visual Studio 2008? Is the Ultimate edition necessary, or will the home or business edition work just fine?
4
14165
by: Arek | last post by:
Hi, How to detect Windows version and .NET version? I mean I want to know if user is using Windows 2000, XP, Vista and which Service Pack and version (XP Home, XP Pro, Vista Home Basic, Vista Premium, etc.). Is there any easy way to retrive this information? I'm wondering if all modern Windows version (2000, XP, 2003, Vista) has .NET...
2
2572
by: golub.gene | last post by:
Hi folks I need to choose Vista version, hopefully the lowest one like home edition, to have IIS services for some sql server feature to be active. Do you know which of those version have it. Thank you, Gene.
0
7526
marktang
by: marktang | last post by:
ONU (Optical Network Unit) is one of the key components for providing high-speed Internet services. Its primary function is to act as an endpoint device located at the user's premises. However, people are often confused as to whether an ONU can Work As a Router. In this blog post, we’ll explore What is ONU, What Is Router, ONU & Router’s main...
0
7457
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can effortlessly switch the default language on Windows 10 without reinstalling. I'll walk you through it. First, let's disable language...
1
7483
by: Hystou | last post by:
Overview: Windows 11 and 10 have less user interface control over operating system update behaviour than previous versions of Windows. In Windows 11 and 10, there is no way to turn off the Windows Update option using the Control Panel or Settings app; it automatically checks for updates and installs any it finds, whether you like it or not. For...
0
6051
agi2029
by: agi2029 | last post by:
Let's talk about the concept of autonomous AI software engineers and no-code agents. These AIs are designed to manage the entire lifecycle of a software development project—planning, coding, testing, and deployment—without human intervention. Imagine an AI that can take a project description, break it down, write the code, debug it, and then...
1
5375
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes...
0
5092
by: conductexam | last post by:
I have .net C# application in which I am extracting data from word file and save it in database particularly. To store word all data as it is I am converting the whole word file firstly in HTML and then checking html paragraph one by one. At the time of converting from word file to html my equations which are in the word document file was convert...
0
3504
by: TSSRALBI | last post by:
Hello I'm a network technician in training and I need your help. I am currently learning how to create and manage the different types of VPNs and I have a question about LAN-to-LAN VPNs. The last exercise I practiced was to create a LAN-to-LAN VPN between two Pfsense firewalls, by using IPSEC protocols. I succeeded, with both firewalls in...
1
1949
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system
0
771
bsmnconsultancy
by: bsmnconsultancy | last post by:
In today's digital era, a well-designed website is crucial for businesses looking to succeed. Whether you're a small business owner or a large corporation in Toronto, having a strong online presence can significantly impact your brand's success. BSMN Consultancy, a leader in Website Development in Toronto offers valuable insights into creating...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.