Exactly my thoughts. I'm not fond of the .NET framework because of all the dependency, size and because (for all of that) it's tied to Windows. Delphi is the only Windows only RAD/language I enjoy. There are even some projects of mine from 20 years ago that still run in Windows 10 without any change. Java is still my favorite after C and Delphi. I bought Purebasic more than a decade ago and hardly used. You have lifetime license so I decided to give it a try after so many years. It's really awesome, close to assembly in speed and has even direct support for assembly for those who are more adventurous. Hehe Hmm, I have no idea because I've never used the free version.