September 30, 2022

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Docker Desktop for Linux is now generally available

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Docker Desktop for Linux is now generally available



 

Docker Desktop for Linux is now generally available, giving developers using the Linux desktop environment the exact same Docker Desktop experience that is currently available on macOS and Windows.

Officials expressed their gratitude to the Linux developer community in the announcement , “Many of you provided valuable feedback on early releases and were kind enough to give us time to talk about Desktop for Linux expectations!”

 

According to the presentation, Docker Desktop is an easy-to-install application that enables users to build and share containerized applications and microservices; bundled with container tools such as Kubernetes, Docker Compose, BuildKit, and vulnerability scanning.

 

Developers can use Docker Dashboard to visually manage all their container resources, and Desktop also sets reasonable and safe defaults for resource consumption.

Not only that, but Docker Desktop now includes Docker Extensions, allowing developers to unleash their productivity by integrating other developer tools built by Docker partners, the community, or their teammates.

 

Docker Desktop for Linux is now generally available

 

 

Docker Desktop for Linux is the second most popular topic on the Docker public roadmap. Currently, Docker Desktop for Linux provides:

  • Unified Docker experience across all major operating systems
  • Instant access to new features like Docker Extensions that were once only available on Desktop for Windows and Mac
  • Seamless Kubernetes integration
  • The Docker Desktop UI makes it easier to manage volumes, containers, and images, and provides insight into the Docker processes running on your machine.

 


“As we rapidly add value to Docker Desktop, it is important to us that the Linux community can benefit from it. That said, developers who are happy to use Docker Engine on Linux can of course continue to do so. Desktop for Linux just ensures that Linux development People can take advantage of all the exciting new features built into Docker Desktop without compromising their existing CLI-based workflows.”

 

Users who want to use Desktop for Linux can visit the Docker docs for instructions. Officially provides deb and rpm packages, especially supports Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.

An experimental package is also available for ArchLinux, and support for 64-bit variants of the Raspberry Pi OS is planned to be added in the next few weeks.

To report issues or provide feedback, visit the issue tracker .

 

Near-term plans for Docker Desktop for Linux include making the installation and update process as seamless as possible, such as installing with one command, such as apt-get install docker-desktop.

The team will also work with the Linux community to ensure the widest possible compatibility on the distribution of the user’s choice. Interested users can vote on the features they want through the public roadmap .

 



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