Docker + Windows is super-interesting

Microsoft Says Windows Will Run Docker, the Next Big Thing in Cloud Computing

I’ve only recently started really playing with Docker (following along with James Turnbull’s excellent The Docker Book). Since Docker is very much linux-native right now, this Microsoft announcement raises interesting questions, and I’m curious how it will all play out. Here’s a few that come to mind:

  • On the hosting-side, I suppose there will need to be something like Linux Containers, for Windows. Will this be provided by Windows itself, or Docker? Does it already exist?
  • On the container side, will each container need to include a chunk of the Windows libraries (needed to run on Linux hosts), or will that be provided by Docker?
  • Will you need to buy a license to run Windows containers on a Linux host?

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