The download size for the dotNET 2.0 Redist package is 22.4MB.
The dotNET 3.0 Redist is 50MB for x86 and a whopping 90MB for x64.
According to M$,
Not quite small. If the 2.0 framework install is 27 times larger than the download for x64 architecture, does that mean the 3.0 install is 2.4GB??System Requirements: (2.0)
Disk Space Requirements: 280 MB (x86), 610 MB (x64)
Just because we aren't encouraged to optimize, doesn't mean that a good programmer won't do it anyway.Programmers are no longer encouraged to try to optimize code.