Docker is available for Linux, MacOS, and Windows.
brew cask install docker # Install Docker open /Applications/Docker.app # Start Docker
💡Tip: Avoid Docker Toolbox and boot2docker. These are older packages that have been ceded by Docker for Mac.
Docker is available in Arch Linux's repositories. Also see Docker in ArchWiki.
sudo pacman -Syu docker # Install Docker sudo systemctl start docker # Start Docker
docker.io is available from the Ubuntu repositories (as of Xenial).
# Install Docker sudo apt install docker.io sudo apt install docker-compose # Start it sudo systemctl start docker
💡Tip: If the
docker.iopackage isn't available for you, see Get Docker CE for Ubuntu for an alternative.
Install Windows Subsystem for Linux and choose Ubuntu as your guest OS. Install Docker as you normally would on Ubuntu (see above). After that, see these instructions for info on how to get it running.
💡Tip: Avoid Docker for Windows. While it works in most cases, you'll still face NTFS limitations without WSL (eg, lack of symlinks, which is needed for Yarn/npm to work).
For other operating systems, see: https://www.docker.com/community-edition#download
Verifying if it works
If everything works, you should have the following commands available:
$ docker info Containers: 0 Running: 0 Paused: 0 ...
$ docker-compose --version docker-compose version 1.21.2, build unknown
If you get an error like the one below, you might need to start the Docker daemon.
$ docker info Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running?
To start the Docker daemon, it probably needs one of these commands
open /Applications/Docker.app # macOS sudo systemctl start docker # Arch, Ubuntu, CentOS
Enabling on startup
For Arch Linux, Ubuntu and CentOS, this will enable auto-starting of the Docker service:
sudo systemctl enable docker