This article is cross-posted on Docker's blog as well.
Linux containers, repositories of popular base images, snapshots using modern copy-on-write filesystem features. Brilliant, yet so simple. Docker.io for the win!
Ubuntu inside of Ubuntu, Inception style. So. Much. Potential.
Fast forward to today -- April 18, 2014 -- and the combination of Docker and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has raised the bar, introducing a new echelon of usability and convenience, and coupled with the trust and track record of enterprise grade Long Term Support from Canonical and the Ubuntu community.
Big thanks, by the way, to Paul Tagliamonte, upstream Debian packager of Docker.io, as well as all of the early testers and users of Docker during the Ubuntu development cycle.
sudo apt-get install docker.io sudo docker.io pull ubuntu sudo docker.io run -i -t ubuntu /bin/bash
Just the way we've been doing things in Ubuntu for nearly a decade. Thanks to our friends at Docker.io!