Podman vs. Docker

Last week, I wrote about using Podman instead of Docker.

Today, I came across this article by Marin Bezhanov that goes deeper into the differences between Podman and Docker. There’s also a tutorial on using Podman.

The main difference is Podman doesn’t have a daemon like Docker does. This means you don’t have to start a background daemon before you can run your container workloads.

Another difference they call out is that you use podman-compose instead of docker-compose.


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