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'. There are five 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 rkt (Free, Open Source), containerd (Free, Open Source), CRI-O (Free, Open Source) and Dockercraft (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 3, 2020

    1. 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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    2. 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.


      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 The repository has been archived.

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    3. An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability Containerd supports OCI images, is designed to work in concert with gRPC and comes with many container lifecycle management features.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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    4. A Minecraft Docker client! To visualize and run containers directly from a Minecraft environment.
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