I'd like to understand the differences between Linux Containers and Docker, especially what kind of advantages Containers have in comparison to Docker.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not a question about devops, but rather about Linux programs. This would be better suited on Server Fault I think. – tayworm Mar 7 '17 at 2:35
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    @tayworm Just because a question fits well on another site it doesn't mean it's off-topic on DevOps. After all one of the reasons for DevOps is to be a one-stop shop for all DevOps-related Q&As, see discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/22356/…. As both are DevOps-related commonly-used technologies. – Dan Cornilescu Mar 7 '17 at 3:37

Docker is a specific implementation of Linux containers, or if you want to be more precise Docker is a distribution of tools that includes runc which is an implementation of Linux containers. Other implementations include rkt, LXC, LXD, and (I think) Snappy from Ubuntu.


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