A friend of mine at work just saw a copy of PrintShop 20 Deluxe and PrintShop 20 Professional Publisher Deluxe at Staples and noticed that they require the .NET Framework.  Very cool, speaks to the momentum we are seeing around not just line of business applications (which are still super import) but also shrink wrapped apps that used to be the realm of raw C and MFC\ATL alone.   

 

Are you seeing other shrink-wrapped managed apps?  What apps would really benefit from using managed code?

 

System requirements

  • Windows 98/2000/Me/Windows XP
  • Pentium II 300 MHz processor or faster
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Minimum 630 MB hard-disk space (Recommended: 100 MB free hard-disk space after installation)
  • 4x CD-ROM drive or faster
  • 800x600 display, 16-bit color
  • Windows compatible sound card and speakers
  • Microsoft .NET Framework v1.1 (included on CD); Instant Expressions requires Microsoft Windows Messenger version 4.6 or higher or MSN Instant Messenger version 4.7 or higher
  • Internet Requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher; 33.6 Kbps modem or faster, and Internet service provider account required for Internet access
  • Printer support: Works with most popular printers (monochrome and color) supported by Windows