Rancher Desktop 1.0.0 Has Arrived

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  • nerdctl

    contaiNERD CTL - Docker-compatible CLI for containerd, with support for Compose, Rootless, eStargz, OCIcrypt, IPFS, ...

    Yes, nerdctl compose will work for most of the use cases. Check this compatibility guide - https://github.com/containerd/nerdctl/blob/master/docs/compo...

  • lima

    Linux virtual machines, typically on macOS, for running containerd

    It looks like Rancher Desktop uses Lima VM (https://github.com/lima-vm/lima) under the hood, I suppose in the same way that Docker Desktop uses Hypervisor.framework on macos? This is the first I've heard about the Lima project. I'll be interested to see how file system performance with this compares to Docker.

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  • colima

    Container runtimes on macOS (and Linux) with minimal setup

    While I haven’t run rancher desktop, i have been running colima.

    https://github.com/abiosoft/colima

    Which also is built on top of lima.

    It’s been great, some network wonkiness, and works on m1 perfectly.

    The rancher devs have been contributing back to the project helping improve both.

  • docker-install

    Docker installation script

    For Windows, you can run docker in WSL at least. It's also easy to install using the script at https://get.docker.com.

    It will warn you about WSL and recommend Docker Desktop for Windows, which is funny since Docker Desktop can also run docker for you in WSL.

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