Is .NET a Platform or Framework?

I didn't find clear answer yet. Anyone willing to help me?
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asp_net2Commented:
Framework
F-J-KAuthor Commented:
Is it platform independent or Windows independent only?
asp_net2Commented:
It's a software framework that can be installed on computers running Windows OS.

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
there is http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page that let you recompile/run .Net code on Linux and Mac.
F-J-KAuthor Commented:
I already got some good resources. Thanks
asp_net2Commented:
you are very welcome!!
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