Docker is a very powerful and lightweight virtualization engine that allows you to run any linux machine inside (almost) any host environment. The following tutorial will teach you how to install the Docker host inside Windows and how to run a few of the most populate commands to get you started in the Docker world.
What you’ll need to get Docker running on Windows:
- A Windows computer
- Docker Toolbox – a package of all the software needed to have a fully functional environment to run Docker containers (available as Mac or Windows installation package)