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

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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
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Hello j2********@gmail.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
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Feb 3 '07 #2

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Hi.

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

Ben

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

<j2********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@a34g2000cwb.googlegr oups.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

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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********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@a34g2000cwb.googlegr oups.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

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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.
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"John Mobley" <John Mo****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:9C**********************************@microsof t.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********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@a34g2000cwb.googleg roups.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

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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****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:9C**********************************@microsof t.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********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@a34g2000cwb.googlegr oups.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

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John,

That's a helpful webpage. I don't think it indicates that there will be a
Vista Professional edition. It says this:
>(Professional 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.
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"John Mobley" <Jo********@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:AD**********************************@microsof t.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****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:9C**********************************@microso ft.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********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@a34g2000cwb.googleg roups.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

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