About this Install Guide

This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.

Install and test Docker Desktop

All of the download files are available on the Docker Desktop product page .

Installation instructions

All of the Docker Desktop products use the x86_64 / amd64 architecture except macOS on Apple Silicon.

On any platform, confirm the Docker Desktop installation is successful with:


            docker run hello-world

The output should be a welcome message such as:


        Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.

To generate this message, Docker took the following steps:
 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub.
 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the
    executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it
    to your terminal.

To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with:
 $ docker run -it ubuntu bash

Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID:

For more examples and ideas, visit:


Use the uname command to identify the architecture:


            uname -m

Apple Silicon is reported as arm64.

Docker Engine is now ready to use. You can explore Docker related Learning Paths .

You may want to create an account on Docker Hub to share images and automate workflows.


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