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.NET 5 - Supported OS versions

.NET 5 is supported on multiple operating systems per their lifecycle policy.

For issues with .NET on operating systems not listed here, please open a GitHub issue in the appropriate .NET repository or contact the OS maintainer community . Please see .NET Repos for the repository list.


OS Version Architectures Lifecycle
Windows Client 7 SP1(*), 8.1 x64, x86 Windows
Windows 10 Client Version 1607+ x64, x86, Arm64 Windows
Windows 11 Version 22000+ x64, x86, Arm64 Windows
Windows Server 2012+ x64, x86 Windows Server
Windows Server Core 2012+ x64, x86 Windows Server
Nano Server Version 1809+ x64 Windows Server

* Windows 7 SP1 is supported with Extended Security Updates installed.


OS Version Architectures Lifecycle
Alpine Linux 3.12+ x64, Arm64 Alpine
  3.13+ Arm32
CentOS 7+ x64 CentOS
Debian 9+ x64, Arm32, Arm64 Debian
Fedora 33+ x64 Fedora
Linux Mint 18+ x64 Linux Mint
openSUSE 15+ x64 OpenSUSE
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7+ x64 Red Hat
SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 12 SP2+ x64 SUSE
Ubuntu 21.04, 20.04, 18.04, 16.04 x64, Arm32, Arm64 Ubuntu

Note: .NET 5 requires OpenSSL 1.x. Newer distro versions such as Ubuntu 22.04 use OpenSSL 3 and not OpenSSL 1.x. You need to use .NET 6+ if you want a newer distro that only offers OpenSSL 3.


OS Version Architectures
macOS 10.15+ x64

Support changes from .NET Core 3.1

Alpine 3.14 and Debian 11 are now supported with the .NET 5.0.10 and .NET Core 3.1.19. The operating system support pages for .NET 5.0 and .NET Core 3.1 have been updated to reflect that.

The following operating systems are no longer supported, starting with .NET 5.0.

  • Windows Arm32
  • Oracle Linux

Out of support OS versions

Support for the following versions was ended by the distribution owners and are no longer supported by .NET 5.

None yet.