Podman as an alternative to Docker Desktop

If you didn’t know, Docker Desktop costs money.

Their free license goes away if you work at a company with over 250 employees or more than $10 million in annual revenue.

There are a few alternatives: colima and podman.

If your company is looking to make a switch due to licensing issues, my recommendation would be to use podman.

Red Hat backs Podman and has a graphical interface similar to Docker Desktop.

It’s open source with an Apache license and is a drop-in replacement for the docker command.


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