Unless you're trying to use a program that requires .NET (think of it like Java and you'll get the basic idea), it's of no use to you.
I don't know that .NET programs will ever take off, since Microsoft has kind of abandoned the whole idea in favor of it's newest pet project... Web based programs. Which I give another 6 months to a year before they get bored with that, and move onto the next big thing.
Described on MS Update web site as follows:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0: x86
Download size: 22.4 MB , 3 minutes
The .NET Framework version 2.0 improves scalability and performance with improved caching, application deployment and updating with ClickOnce, and support for the broadest array of browsers and devices with ASP.NET 2.0 controls and services. After you install this update, you may have to restart your computer
Also, can anyone explain in English what this is suppose to do and if could cause any potential problems based on info provided below? (More system info in bio if needed)
My computer and DSL connection speeds are so fast I cannot imagine I have a need for ''improved performance'' but I like to keep everything up to date. I just want to make sure this download won't interfere with with current McAfee services, music downlading from Napster, Rhapsody or whatever, or AOL or SBC/Yahoo DSL connections. This computer is not used for video gaming.
Computer has plenty of free hard drive space. Intel P4 630 3.0 GHz; IE 6.0; AOL 9.0SE - I can currently be signed onto both Yahoo and AOL simultaneously.