Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable Package (x86)
Full user review
"A bloated mess. Avoid .Net apps if you can..."
Takes a boatload of hard disk space. And you thought Visual Basic runtime was big and applications where sluggish. Really, .Net has grown to mamooth proportions.
One has to wonder why does MSFT need to create a runtime on Windows? at least Java is multi-platform and java based apps like jDownloader or OpenOffice or Azureus / Vuze give the customer freedom to chose his operating system. .Net is windows-only.
89 megabytes of hard disk space. Every .Net release includes all previous releases (so you install .Net 3.5 and actually get .net 2.0 sp2 and .net 1.1 installed along as well). This is microsoft's idea of software bloat.