.NET and .NET Core

.NET and .NET Core let developers use .NET technologies (which were originally Windows-only with the .NET Framework) across multiple platforms and cloud services. It is offered as open source software and targets Linux and macOS in addition to Windows.

The offerings debuted as .NET Core but are named .NET as of version 5.0 when a .NET technologies unification began.

ASP.NET Core and the Entity Framework Core are separate offerings that work with .NET. They are also open source software and are supported on Linux, macOS, and Windows OSs.

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