I am trying to decide what language to develop an application in that accesses a web service that &#039;feeds&#039; data onto a clients machine.<BR>If I want to deploy a c# application to clients the client will need to have to 20MB .net framework installed on their machine.<BR>I assume this will also be the case if I develop an application in managed C++.<BR>However would this be the case if I develop in C++ with managed extensions? <BR>Also given the large size of the .net framework ( for a client to download ) does anyone know if microsoft is planning to package it with any of its operating systems or internet explorer browsers?<BR>Is there any restriction on which operating systems .net apps run on? I know they are restricted for now to MS OS&#039;s but wondered if win95 / win 98 suppport them?<BR>many thanks