# Overview

This is a Quick Start guide to help you get a basic Prefect 1 flow up and running on your local machine. If you want to run a simple flow and have no need (yet) for an API or UI, then Prefect Core is for you. If you know that you want a UI or API, then check out our orchestration layer docs.

Once you've gone through the tutorial, we encourage you to find out more about Prefect core concepts by reading Thinking Prefectly or to check out our list of more resources.

Prefect 2

With general availability of Prefect 2, we recommend new users start with Prefect 2.

If you are unsure which Prefect version to choose for your specific use case, this Prefect Discourse page may help you decide.