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I just read about this:

 

Microsoft puts Docker on Windows clients

 

Microsoft said today that users can now run Docker inside a Windows machine and manage Linux-based containers with the new Docker Command Line Interface for Windows. The news follows up on Microsoft and Docker’s recent partnership to ensure that Docker can run nicely on the Azure cloud and Windows Server.

 

Previously, there wasn’t a standard way to get Docker running on Windows, and developers had to either use a Linux-based client CLI or the boot2docker application that sets up a customized virtual machine on a Windows machine that contains the Docker daemon, wrote Khalid Mouss, a Microsoft senior program manager for Azure Compute Runtime, in a blog post detailing the news.

 

While these jerry-rigged methods work, developers now have a Microsoft-blessed way to run Docker and can cut out extra steps.

 

Is anybody here familiar with this technology? I'm curious as to what possibilities (if any) it might present for, say, running Windows applications in a non-Windows OS. Now, or eventually.

 

--JorgeA

 

P.S. Mods: Please move if there is a more appropriate sub-forum for this, thanks.

 




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Wow, nobody knows anything about this??

 

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Wow, nobody knows anything about this??

No. :no:

http://homepage.ntlw...no-answers.html

 

Maybe you should first ask (yourself or on the forum if you can't find an answer by your own) the question:

WHAT is docker?

https://www.docker.com/whatisdocker/

 

Since noone (except maybe a handful of people) can understand anything in the mumble-jumble that is proposed there as if it was an actual answer to the question, it is unlikely that anyone will be able to answer you.

 

The only snippet on that page that makes some (little) sense to me is the part answering the question:

How is this different from Virtual Machines?

 

The interesting page:

https://www.docker.c...urces/usecases/

contains pearls such as:

We are accelerating our continuous delivery process by leveraging Docker containers for testing and deployment, and internal teams who have switched to Helios, our open sourced and Docker-powered platform, are experiencing productivity gains within weeks of adoption.

 

and:

They replaced several AWS AMIs with a single bare metal host running Docker to speed up their Jenkins-based continuous delivery pipeline.

 

 

 

which - apart the abuse of acronyms - may well be submitted to next Vogon's Poetry Yearly Award.

 

Maybe soon someone will be able to post on their site in plain enough English, thus allowing some more mere mortals to understand what (the heck) they are talking about.

 

All in all however, it seems to me :unsure: like the idea is NOT to run (say) existing Windows applications in a non-Windows OS, but rather to run "Docker applications" (whatever they are, but seemingly basically Linux originated programs/scripts) by putting them into a container and have the container (and thus the application inside it) run *everywhere*.

 

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I'm curious as to what possibilities (if any) it might present for, say, running Windows applications in a non-Windows OS. Now, or eventually.

 
Primarily by looking at the quote you provided, I agree with jaclaz:
 

... it seems to me :unsure: like the idea is NOT to run (say) existing Windows applications in a non-Windows OS, but rather to run "Docker applications" (whatever they are, but seemingly basically Linux originated programs/scripts) by putting them into a container and have the container (and thus the application inside it) run *everywhere*.


In other words, reversed from the potential possibility you were asking about.

Cheers and Regards


Edited by bphlpt, 02 December 2014 - 05:23 PM.

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bphlpt and jaclaz:

 

Thank you for the info and analysis, this jibes with what I thought... even down to how utterly vague it all sounds right now.

 

Obviously I was (wishfully) thinking that this technology might offer a way to wean oneself from Windows while still being able to use Windows applications. I do know that there's WINE for that, but was hoping that this Docker might become an easier, more convenient, or more reliable way to do the same thing.

 

I'll keep an eye on it.

 

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So a docker is another way of saying emulator???

Like how millions of people play Nintendo games for years on their desktop computer. Thus you can create a bat file and run that program(game ) via the emulator in the OS environment.

Another way of saying is that a docker is like "Wine-Bottler" a program that could run litterally many Windows programs while OS Tiger PPC was on 4.7. But since forsaken 4.11 the support of Wine-Bottler has been removed ( among other programs that do not run right anymore ). So now I can't run Wine Programs through the "Bottler" program ( emulator ) itself.

What does the cloud ( P2P whatever stupid name ) have to do with this???? That is what I do not get????????

Edited by ROTS, Yesterday, 02:15 PM.





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