On Sunday, I received this post to a forum for one of my side projects ( A .NET framework ):
"Please do not develope components for .NET It has become required for a few
companies apps like Sony and ATI. It installs over 15,000 registry entries!
It is a complete hostile takeover of a system. It does not benefit the user.
It is very similar to a Vampire. A vampire must be invited in to give it power.
The .NET component must be downloaded of your own free will to give it power.
They cannot sell it to you as that would be illegal due to what it does once
it is installed. Please study this issue carefully through forensic examination
to reveal exactly what .NET is actually doing for both you and for the master
controllers. This is a dangerous trend in computing. Please do not support it
and especially do not support companies that require it."
I always knew .NET was sucking the life out of me and now I know why!