[FoRK] Docker 1.0 was Re: OSX VMs/backup, Re: Dunning-Kruger effect discriminatory environs

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at jarbox.org
Sat Jun 14 12:15:15 PDT 2014

On Jun 12, 2014, at 3:36 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
> It's extremely useful for some types of software.
> On 6/12/2014 5:03 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> A container isn't a VM, even though it feels like it is.  Processes are
>> running on the host OS natively. 

Roughly speaking, in terms of the types of software that will run and be well-behaved:

bare metal > containers > virtual machines

Containers will correctly run some code / algorithms that fail under VMs, so they are useful for that. The silicon actually behaves like native silicon. 

More information about the FoRK mailing list