The Microsoft .NET Framework is a development and execution environment that allows different programming languages and libraries to work together seamlessly to create Windows-based applications that are easier to build, manage, deploy, and integrate with other networked systems.
Native Linux Alternative:
Mono is a cross platform, open source .NET development framework.
Microsoft Open-Source Initiative:
In order to support the open source community around .NET, Microsoft spawned the .NET Foundation. They have an organization portal on GitHub, where the source code of the .NET core libraries is being published under the MIT License.
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|Version||Description||Latest Rating||Latest Wine version tested||Test results||Comments|
|1.0||.NET Framework 1.0, released on 2002-01-05.||Gold||1.7.33||10||0|
|1.1||.NET Framework 1.1, released on 2003-04-24.||Gold||1.7.33||23||0|
|2.0||.NET Framework 2.0, released on 2005-11-07.||Platinum||4.13||47||0|
|3.0||.NET Framework 3.0, released on 2006-11-06.||Gold||1.9.19-staging||14||0|
|3.5||.NET Framework 3.5, released on 2007-11-19.||Platinum||3.18||28||1|
|4.0||.NET Framework 4.0, released on 2011-02-21.||Garbage||4.9||33||1|
|4.5||.NET Framework 4.5, released on 2012-08-15.||Silver||5.0-rc3-staging||11||1|
|4.5.2||.NET Framework 4.5.2, released on 2014-05-05.||Gold||4.0-staging||5||1|
|4.6||.NET Framework 4.6, released on 2015-07-20.||Silver||2.0.3||7||0|
|4.6.1||.NET Framework 4.6.1, released on 2015-11-30.||Gold||4.15||5||0|
|4.6.2||.NET Framework 4.6.2, released on 2016-08-02.||Silver||5.0-rc2-staging||2||1|
|4.7||.NET Framework 4.7, released on 2017-04-05.||Silver||3.8||2||7|
|4.7.1||.NET Framework 4.7.1, released on 2017-10-13.||Silver||4.0||3||1|
|4.8||.NET Framework 4.8, released on 2019-04-18.||Garbage||4.13||1||1|
|.NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK)||The Microsoft .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) includes everything developers need to write, build, test, and deploy .NET Framework applications, documentation, samples, and command-line tools and compilers.|
Each .NET Framework version has a separate HOWTO section. Please read it first before filing bugs or test reports!