Will Docker for Windows interfere with VMware?


As I understand it, originally Docker only worked on Linux, so the “Docker for Windows” product really just installs a small Linux VM that runs the Docker engine, and a Windows Docker client that talks to it.

It seems Windows now supports Docker natively [with about one-quarter of the features]. However, I get the impression the installer still creates a Linux VM, because 99% of all Docker images are still Linux-only.

That being the case… is it safe for me to install Docker for Windows? Or will it break my existing VMware Workstation installation? (As I understand it, having multiple virtulisation products installed is generally A Bad Idea.)

Source: Docker Questions

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