What's the difference between Docker for Windows and Docker on Windows?

0 votes
What's the difference between Docker for Windows and Docker on Windows?
Oct 1, 2018 in Docker by Sophie may
• 9,330 points
37 views

1 answer to this question.

Your answer

Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
0 votes
Docker on Windows is a way to refer to just the Docker Engine running on Windows. I find it helpful to think of this as a Windows Container Host, so yes Windows containers only. This would be what you would run on a Windows Server 2016 machine. So maybe a better name is Docker for Windows Server which I believe people have used as well. I still prefer a Windows Container Host. Which means it only has the Docker Engine at the end of the day, doesn't even need to have any of the Docker clients.

Docker for Windows is a product meant for running both Linux and Windows containers on Windows. It's not meant for a production environment, and instead is meant for a desktop/client SKU of Windows, hence the Windows 10 requirement. So, you could think of this as Docker for Windows 10. Because Docker for Windows can run both container types.
answered Oct 1, 2018 by Tyrion anex
• 8,280 points

Related Questions In Docker

0 votes
1 answer

What is the difference between “expose” and “publish” in Docker?

Basically, you have three options: Neither specify EXPOSE nor -p -> ...READ MORE

answered Jul 18, 2018 in Docker by Nilesh
• 6,900 points
176 views
0 votes
1 answer

What is the difference between a Docker image and a container?

Here is very basic explanation for image ...READ MORE

answered Sep 4, 2018 in Docker by Damon Salvatore
• 5,450 points
297 views
0 votes
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer

Deploy Docker Containers from Docker Cloud

To solve this problem, I followed advice ...READ MORE

answered Sep 3, 2018 in AWS by Priyaj
• 56,140 points
80 views
0 votes
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer

How to enable/ disable Hyper-V for Docker on Windows?

You can do this from command prompt ...READ MORE

answered Sep 10, 2018 in Docker by Tyrion anex
• 8,280 points
211 views

© 2018 Brain4ce Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd. All rights Reserved.
"PMP®","PMI®", "PMI-ACP®" and "PMBOK®" are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. MongoDB®, Mongo and the leaf logo are the registered trademarks of MongoDB, Inc.