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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Downloading an image and running a container

A common misconception is that Docker is a system for running containers. Docker is only a build-tool to wrap up any piece of Linux based software with all its dependencies in a complete filesystem that contains everything it needs to run: code, runtime, system tools, and system libraries. The technology to run Linux containers is called operating-system-level virtualization and provides multiple isolated environments built in every modern Linux kernel by default. This guarantees that it will always run the same, regardless of the environment it is deployed in; thus making your application portable. Therefore, when it comes to distributing your Docker applications into Linux containers, two major conceptional ...

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