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?