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Podman Alternatives

Podman is described as 'podman is a daemonless container runtime for managing containers, pods, and container images. It is intended as a counterpart to CRI-O, to provide low-level debugging not available through the CRI interface used by Kubernetes' and is an app. There are six alternatives to Podman for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Minecraft. The best alternative is Docker, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Podman are Crane, containerd, rkt and CRI-O.

Podman alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Podman.
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    Docker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeNAS
    20 alternatives to Docker 

    Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationDocker can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    Crane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    11 alternatives to Crane 

    Crane is a container image tool that includes building local Docker images; connecting to DockerHub; listing local and remote container images; pushing local images to the DockerHub registry, and importing remote container images into an MLOps platform cluster.

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    containerd

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    17 alternatives to containerd 

    An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability

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    1.  Container Virtualizationcontainerd can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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      rkt

      12 alternatives to rkt 

      rkt is the next-generation container manager for Linux clusters. Designed for security, simplicity, and composability within modern cluster architectures, rkt discovers, verifies, fetches, and executes application containers with pluggable isolation.

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      Discontinued

      According to their Github page at https://github.com/rkt/rkt, the project has been discontinued. The repository has been archived.

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      CRI-O

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      6 alternatives to CRI-O 

      CRI-O is an implementation of the Kubernetes CRI (Container Runtime Interface) to enable using OCI (Open Container Initiative) compatible runtimes. It is a lightweight alternative to using Docker as the runtime for kubernetes.

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      1.  Container VirtualizationCRI-O can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.


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        Dockercraft

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Minecraft
        • Docker
        15 alternatives to Dockercraft 

        Docker + Minecraft = Dockercraft. Contribute to docker/dockercraft development by creating an account on GitHub.

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