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Various Products for Various Needs

  • In a production environment that runs containers hosting critical applications, you would rather have your favorite admins install Docker Enterprise. However, on your development machine or a continuous integration build machine, you can use the free Docker Engine Community or Docker Desktop depending on your machine type.

In short:

Developer machineDocker Engine Community
Docker Desktop
Small server, small expectationsDocker Engine Community
Serious stuff/Critical applicationsDocker Engine Enterprise
or Kubernetes

Hello World Test

Whatever the edition you install, you can check your installation by running the following command in a command-line (your terminal on Linux, or PowerShell on Windows):

docker run hello-world