probably it is a rookie-question, but as I couldn’t find any information on it, I dare to ask…
I heard from Microsoft that they are going to support Docker as well, but am not sure what this really means in the end. So here is my intended use-case: I would like to take an existing old Windows 7 application and put it into a Docker image. Intention is that using Boot2Docker, this “dockerized” Win7 application does run on any potential Windows (7, 8.x, 10, Azure) platform.
Up to now, I’d go for a full-fledged VMware image -including a Win7 license for the “guest OS” therein.
A Docker-solution as sketched above would be fine to both skip the OS-licensing issue as well as the “version hell” topic, but: Would this scenario work at all for Windows??
(Bonus question: In a VM world, if I need any drivers, these would have to be native to the host OS, not the guest OS. I assume the same principle applies for “dockerized” applications as well?)
Thanks for your help!