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    Aargau wrote:
    Just a quick question, what mainstream apps are Microsoft releasing or have  released that are written in .NET of any version?

    Not many. The reasons for that are twofold (fancy words day, here):

    1. the framework is not ubiquitous yet and it's a fairly heavy download. This issue is going to go away with Vista and improved broadband penetration.

    2. most of Microsoft's code predates the .NET initiative. There are exactly zero good business reasons to ditch a codebase and rewrite it in *anything* else just because you can.

    That said, there are some .NET developments going on right now, mostly new projects (see #2) or low-profile/high-impact apps, like Windows Live Writer.