Linux Based “Dockers Betas” are Now Available for Windows 10

Linux Based “Dockers Betas” are Now Available for Windows 10


Containers have become very popular nowadays with Linux Sysadmins. For the first time Microsoft Brings Linux-based Docker Containers To Windows 10. Microsoft and Docker are now going to bring the virtualization advantage to Windows. The support of Hyper V container has been brought by Windows 10 insider build. Linux based Docker containers will now run natively on Windows 10 Operating System. Microsoft’s new partnership with Docker does not allow the 45000 containers in the Docker hub to run them on Windows. To get the prepackaged Linux binaries started off we would need the containers run Linux on top of OS which is done by Virtualization.

What forming containers do is launch many applications sharing the same OS kernel. This makes it appear as though they are running on separate machines. To avoid non interference each one is sandboxed from the other. Docker brings a lot of advantages to manage containerized applications and a simple way to package, deploy and distribute it. Windows 10 is served well when Microsoft Brings Linux based Docker Container to it. In Docker terms the ‘cloud native’ apps are advantaged. The admin produces multiple micro servers on instances of virtual machines from where the entire product is formed, instead of monolithic stacks loaded on deploying servers.


Optimization of Linux based container technology on two computing platforms for a native experience that enables installation of Docker and launches it like any other packaged application. Oracle Virtual Box Application with open source was previously required for running a Docker container on Windows. Now by integrating Docker directly with virtualization of host-native couple the need for such third party software has been eliminated. We now have developed a uniform docker experience across platforms. With the recent roll out of Hyper-V support Linux based docker containers can be used by consumers keeping the latest iteration of Windows in mind.

OS-level virtualization is made good use of by windows containers allowing running of multiple isolated programs on a single system. Thus there are many advantages of Microsoft bringing Linux Based Containers to Windows 10. Windows 10 needs to be preloaded with Hyper-V feature and enabled to get started with Docker container on Windows 10. For this we need elevated permissions in Powershell by running a few commands. Deploying the first container is the final step after installing Docker and the base container images. Here it has to be understood that Dockers themselves did not invent containers. IT has its own software that runs on a number of other pre-existing technologies, like the namespaces capability built into the modern Linux kernel. Today developers have to use virtual machines for their code development.

The solution to the problem is the Hyper-V containers in Windows 10 allowing abstraction from hardware and allowing an operating system virtualization. So containers are a very good tool for developers. Hence there are a lot of advantages of Windows bringing Linux based docker containers to Windows 10. Docker for Windows has been introduced as a limited beta program. Those interested in participating can do so.