Samples have been reposted. Simply re-download. I included source for David's samples. Tim still wanted to clean it up, but his app ran fine on vanilla beta2. Will keep nagging him to share the shader.
To iparag, ubiquity of the framework is happening.. All new Windows Vista Machines ship with full 3.0 ... and when windows update kicks in these will be updated to 3.5 SP1. Same for machines running .NET 20 - the number there is fairly large already.
For the new users, we have client profile. I agree that it has been confusing this month, we released it early (before the tools and before windows update).. Mea culpa there... [not mine personally, speaking on behalf of WPF team].. The reason we released
it was for developers to start testing/planning... messy for a few weeks, but shortly all that will be over and Client profile will still be a 200K bootstrapper that can have a .NET app and running in < 10 mins and a 28 MB download. so it should help...
aL_ -- hear ya on install time.. We will continue to improve that as much as we can.. but there is a lot going on at install (GAC, NGEN, optimize, etc.. ) .. we are working on it is all I can honestly say..
vesuvius, great advise; we do hope to get more designers on C9 along the way.. keep nagging Adam about it.. I will do the same!
[Jaime Rodriguez, new to C9, thanks to Adam for the pointer to the thread]..