I’m setting up a Python training course where the students turn up with their own laptops variously running all flavors of Windows, Macs, some Linux and Chromebooks. So I’ve no control over them but want to install docker at the start so we can move on knowing there are no platform issues.
Well, first of all, is this a good idea?
I then downloaded the Docker Desktop on Windows installer from Docker Hub and it installed perfectly on Win 10. With Win 7, it died silently. The PC HW is in virt mode and runs VMware, VirtualBox etc fine. I launched from the command line and get
System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException: Set property 'S ystem.Windows.FrameworkElement.Style' threw an exception. ---> System.IO.FileNot FoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'PresentationFramework.Aero2, Pu blicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot fin d the file specified. at System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String cod eBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, RuntimeAssembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, IntPtr pPrivHostBinder, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntro spection, Boolean suppressSecurityChecks)
It did exactly the same on a second Win 7 install I tried. Googling that takes me down a rabbit hole my gut tells me I shouldn’t be following, nor should my students at 9.00am whilst the others are surfing pron, err researching python,
I see talk of Docker Toolbox on WIndows. Is this my only option for Windows 7, or is there something I missed regarding the Docker Desktop on Windows installer I downloaded? Thanks.