You can download the .NET Framework and the ASP.NET Web Matrix designer for free. It's not nearly as cool as Visual Studio, but for those of you with tight budgets that want to learn some of this, it's a pretty cool dev tool. Also, I appreciate all of the feedback from the Java guys as to their preferred free dev tools. I'm still trying to get better at Java even though I'm not interested in that line of work on a professional level. Thought some of my fellow Geeks would be interested.