Is .NET CORE as usable as Java

I have an idea to make a Java App so that it can run on lots of PC platforms...

But as a C# .NET developer, should I seriously consider using .NET CORE?

I need Mac, Windows at least. My target customers will generally be typical users. I guess I should support LINX too.

Should .NET CORE be option instead of Java?

newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
.Net is installed on all windows OS`s.

Java needs to be installed.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
.NET CORE is not the same as .NET. It's supposed to be platform independent, like Java. That's why I would consider it as an option.

But you raise an interesting point.

If .NET CORE is only supported on recent versions of Windows, I wonder if there is an update to Windows needed. If so, I much prefer Java.

Any idea??
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
.net Core is supported on OSX and many linux distro's as well as windows.

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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
But as a C# .NET developer, should I seriously consider using .NET CORE?
Yes, because your skills will transfer. What is your Java proficiency?
I prefer C# myself but you'll be more likely to find a greater variety of cross-platform plugins for Java. Finding a good PDF plugin that will work for .NET core might be a challenge but it's worth researching.
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