The .NET Framework provides a comprehensive programming model for building all kinds of applications on Windows, from mobile to web to desktop.
These are advanced and specific downloads. You mostly likely just need the simpler instructions, so be aware. That said, you can download .NET Core as either an installer (msi, pkg) or an archive (zip, tar.gz).
You probably only need to download one of these:
|.NET Core SDK Installer
||.NET Core Installer
||.NET Core SDK binaries only
||.NET Core binaries only
|Windows||x64 / x86 .exe||x64 / x86 .exe||x64 / x86 .zip||x64 / x86 .zip|
|Windows (Server Hosting)2||-||x64 / x86 .exe||-||-|
|macOS3||x64 .pkg||x64 .pkg||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
|Ubuntu 14.045||x64 .deb||-||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
|Ubuntu 16.045||x64 .deb||-||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
|Debian 8||-||-||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
|Fedora 23||-||-||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
|CentOS 7.1||-||-||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
|openSUSE 13.2||-||-||x64 .tar.gz||x64 .tar.gz|
Not advanced enough for you? Want to live on the cutting edge?
Visit our GitHub repositories. Head over here to work with the daily and continuous integration builds of .NET Core as well as the GitHub Repo for ASP.NET Core.
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