Linux containers is a generic term for an implementation of operating system-level virtualization for the Linux operating system. Currently, a number of such implementations exist, and they are all based on the virtualization, isolation, and resource management mechanisms provided by the Linux kernel, notably Linux namespaces and cgroups.
The term Linux containers may refer to one of the following technologies:
- Docker, first released on 13 March 2013
- lmctfy, initially developed by Google and released on 13 October 2013 and not actively developed since 2015.
- LXC (Linux Containers), first released on August 6, 2008
- Rkt, developed by CoreOS Inc
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