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Here's the second installation of the beginner's Docker guide. Check out how to install Docker on a Mac or Ubuntu machine.

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If you are looking for information about installing Docker Desktop on Windows 10 Home, see Install Docker Desktop on Windows Home. Download from Docker Hub By downloading Docker Desktop, you agree to the terms of the Docker Software End User License Agreement and the Docker. Docker Toolbox is a good option but currently it seems like Docker for Mac/Windows is becoming better and Docker is investing a lot of time polishing the app. I recommend installing Docker mainly for 2 reasons: It doesn't interfere with Docker-Toolbox; It runs on HyperKit and therefor runs on you own localhost rather than a Docker Machine IP.

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This is the Part 2 from the Docker series, Docker for Beginners in 8 Parts. In this post we're going to see the an overview about the Docker installation.

  • Part 1 - Differences between Containers and Virtual Machines
  • Part 2 - Overview of Docker Installation for Mac and Ubuntu
  • Part 3 - Docker Images and Containers
  • Part 4 - Exploring Docker Images in Details
  • Part 5 - Exploring Docker Containers in Details
  • Part 6 - Building Custom Docker Images with Dockerfile
  • Part 7 - Pushing our Great Docker Image to Docker Hub
  • Part 8 - Keeping MongoDB Data with Docker Volumes

Docker is the new hype is not just hype anymore and you're probably already working with it, even without knowing it!

Docker brings to us the ability to create applications without worrying about its environment. Your production environment could be the same as the development environment. Yes, I know, I know, seems suspicious.

With Docker, we can create, for example, 3 isolated environments that can be executed in a single machine at the same time, simulating your production, development and stage environment. You'll see that this is pretty easy.










It's time to avoid that with Docker.

We're not going to see a detailed way to install Docker because this is really well covered by the official Docker documentation! Let's just see a fast overview of how to do it, straight to the point!

Installing Docker on Mac

Just install the Docker for Mac

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Make the download in the Docker site and have fun with your .dmg and the drag and drop style.

A few words about Docker for Mac:

  • By default Mac does not have Docker without a Virtual Machine
  • A Virtual Machine with a minimal Linux distro will be installed
  • You can use the Stable or Edge version
  • You can configure Proxies and VPNs if you want

We're going to see a detailed post later about how Docker works in Mac.

Installing Docker on Ubuntu












To do that, we need to follow the steps below. Remember that the official site is really better than me and has a complete guide. Here we're going to see the installation from scratch but, again, straight to the point!

1. Let's update the apt package index!


In this step we're just updating the apt package index to get new versions of packages, if there are any:

2 - Install packages to allow apt to use a repository over HTTPS.

This step is required because the apt-transport-https package enables us to use https:// to install a package. In our case, this is necessary to install Docker from the address with https.


3 - Add Docker's official GPG key.


4 - Finding the last 8 characters of the fingerprint.

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In this step we'll just test if we already have the key associated with the fingerprint. If everything is okay, you will see an output like this:


5 - Use the following command to set up the stable repository.

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You can use the stable, edge or test repositories but we always need to install the stable, even if you're planning to use just the edge repository:


6 - Let's update the apt package index again:


7 - Now we just need to install the Docker Community Edition

Docker has an Enterprise Version and the steps to install it differs from this.


That's it! Simple and fast!

Let's move on and see the next post: Part 3 - Docker Images and Containers

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Installing Kitematic

Download Kitematic

Download Kitematic, unzip it and double-click the application to run it.

Initial Setup

Opening Kitematic for the first time sets up everything you need to run Docker containers. If you don’t already have VirtualBox installed, Kitematic will download and install the latest version.

All Done! Within a minute you should be ready to start running your first container!

Technical Details

Kitematic is a self-contained .app, with a two exceptions:

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  • It will install VirtualBox if it’s not already installed.
  • It copies the docker and docker-machine binaries to /usr/local/bin for convenience.

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Why does Kitematic need my root password?

Install Docker For Mac

Kitematic needs your root password for two reasons:

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  • Installing VirtualBox requires root as it includes Mac OS X kernel extensions.
  • Copying docker and docker-machine to /usr/local/bin may require root permission if the default permissions for this directory have been changed prior to installing Kitematic.