What is boot2docker?
boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).
boot2docker is a tool in the Virtual Machine Management category of a tech stack.
boot2docker is an open source tool with 8.4K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to boot2docker's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses boot2docker?
85 companies reportedly use boot2docker in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Docker, and TransferWise.
185 developers on StackShare have stated that they use boot2docker.
Pros of boot2docker
Use docker when it's not natively possible
Use it for fast demo without big image
Easy to use
Jun 12 2015 at 7:28AM
- Kernel 3.14.1 with AUFS, Docker 0.10.1, LXC 0.8.0
- Container persistence via disk automount on /var/lib/docker
- SSH keys persistence via disk automount
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