Docker installs

The traditional way to the install something like 7zip on a Windows laptop would be:-

  • Use Google to find the software’s website.
  • Go there and download a zip or MSI file
  • Run the (unzipped) installer or MSI file
  • Start the software by clicking a desktop icon or finding it in “all programs”.

The equivalent steps in docker would be:-

  • Find the software on docker hub with docker search
  • Downloads the software image with docker pull
  • Create a container from the image with docker create
  • Start the software by running the container with docker start

However, a better way would be:-

  • Find the software on docker hub with docker search
  • Download, unpack, install, and start the software with docker run

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