> To be honest *i* didn't even know *i* used them...I thought i was
> more of a third party in that respect.I use the keyboard and watch
> the screen and let the operating system *use * them if that is what
> it has to do to get certain applications working etc. All i know is
> that they are an ever increasing nightmare to install and am happy
> just to get them showing up as successful updates.
> I take it from your rather patronising and unhelpful reply that
> this is the most up to date and necessary download in the .NET
> Framework saga ? cheers!
So now it is patronizing having someone self-reflect to engage in active
thought and figure out what they are doing/what their needs are in order to
assist them (as they asked) in making a decision about something that in the
end only affects them?
Interesting you took my simple question as patronizing instead of the help
it was intended as. I guess it reflects the way people think now.
By the way - anything on your computer is being used by you. Whether you
want to think of it that way or not - without you having some purpose for
it - you wouldn't have the computer or the many things on it. While there
may be inactive programs installed on your computer and even active ones you
do not understand fully - they are there because you chose to use something
on the computer (the OS came with it when it was installed, you installed a
video card driver that utilized the .NET Framework, etc.) and they ended up
there. Whether they stick around on the computer is also up to you.
That is *not* being patronizing, nor is the *stars* around words that need
to be emphasized. That is just stating things that if thought about might
help one answer their own question. Unformtunately - so many people these
days see anything other than the 'quick and direct answer' as worthless,
something they did not ask for or... patronizing.
Teach a man to fish and all that.
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