Why C#? What makes it stand out?

I just graduated and am looking for computer science jobs, and have noticed that many positions require C# knowledge, which I do not have. I have worked with C, C++, and Java before, though (and other languages). I would just like to know why it seems like C# is more popular lately? Would it be worth it to spend my... show more I just graduated and am looking for computer science jobs, and have noticed that many positions require C# knowledge, which I do not have. I have worked with C, C++, and Java before, though (and other languages). I would just like to know why it seems like C# is more popular lately? Would it be worth it to spend my time learning it, and how long would that take?
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