Do I need to download ASP.Net core?

I've been reading about ASP.Net core. I came across some sites that list what's needed. They point to this site to download .Net core that can be used with VS 2017

https://www.microsoft.com/net/download/windows

Now,I came across this site that just lists VS 2017 and Node.Js (scroll down to Prerequisites)
https://dzone.com/articles/learn-aspnet-core-using-angular-2

Do I need to download .Net to go with VS 2017 or not?
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CamilliaAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The question is do you want to develop something that will .net core i.e. for other than a windows platform?  Your decision on what you want to target the development for will decide which components of VS2017 you want to install.
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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
If I just want VS 2017 to develop for Windows (I want to develop a web application using .Net core)....then I don't need to download .Net core? I can just use VS 2017 with the built in .Net Core component that comes with it?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Yes just use the core included with VS2017
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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
Very good. Thanks
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