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Beginner question about getting docker for windows?


(Ncage) #1

Hi all, just got the anniversary update for windows 10 enterprise (1607) and am excited about getting started with docker. I do have some very basic questions. I’m following this tutorial:

It ask you to download docker from the following location:
https://master.dockerproject.org/windows/amd64/docker-1.13.0-dev.zip

What is the difference between this and just going to docker.com and installing the “docker for windows” install
InstallDocker.msi?

To be honest i’d probably rather use chocolatey to install it if i can because it keeps everything up to date without me manually have to manage it:

I’d appreciate some clarifications of the differences and if i really need to download the suggested link that msdn has. Maybe its a beta that is required for what i’m doing or maybe there are different types of docker based upon what your doing?


(Ncage) #2

It wouldn’t let me post 3 links so here is the link to the chocolatey install:
https://chocolatey.org/packages/docker


(Michael Friis) #3

Docker for Window previously only installed a Linux-based Docker development environment (confusing, I know). With beta26, Docker for Windows will also install the native Windows Docker engine: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/release-notes/#/beta-26-release-notes-2016-09-14-1-12-1-beta26