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Use Colima to Start Docker

Posted on:June 15, 2023 at 01:01 PM

After some weeks learning docker, I realized that docker desktop uses plenty resource, even though I only need it to start docker. Then my friend told me that there’s a more lightweight tool to start docker without docker desktop, the tool is Colima.

Colima is a container runtimes that can run in MacOs and Linux. Colima is use QEMU and Lima VM.

To install Colima, we just need brew and make sure if you use Macbook with M1 chip, the brew is not installed in Rosetta.

Install Colima with brew install colima and after the installation is finished, run the colima with colima start and then you can use docker command.