Install Docker Engine

Docker Desktop for Linux

Docker Desktop helps you build, share, and run containers on Mac and Windows as you do on Linux. Docker Desktop for Linux is now GA. For more information, see Docker Desktop for Linux.

Supported platforms

Docker Engine is available on a variety of Linux distros, macOS, and Windows 10 through Docker Desktop, and as a static binary installation. Find your preferred operating system below.


Platform x86_64 / amd64 arm64 (Apple Silicon)
Docker Desktop for Linux yes  
Docker Desktop for Mac (macOS) yes yes
Docker Desktop for Windows yes  


Docker provides .deb and .rpm packages from the following Linux distros and architectures:

Platform x86_64 / amd64 arm64 / aarch64 arm (32-bit) s390x
CentOS yes yes    
Debian yes yes yes  
Fedora yes yes    
Raspbian     yes  
RHEL       yes
SLES       yes
Ubuntu yes yes yes yes
Binaries yes yes yes  

Other Linux distros


While the instructions below may work, Docker doesn’t test or verify installation on distro derivatives.

  • Users of Debian derivatives such as “BunsenLabs Linux”, “Kali Linux” or “LMDE” (Debian-based Mint) should follow the installation instructions for Debian, substituting the version of their distro for the corresponding Debian release. Refer to the documentation of your distro to find which Debian release corresponds with your derivative version.
  • Likewise, users of Ubuntu derivatives such as “Kubuntu”, “Lubuntu” or “Xubuntu” should follow the installation instructions for Ubuntu, substituting the version of their distro for the corresponding Ubuntu release. Refer to the documentation of your distro to find which Ubuntu release corresponds with your derivative version.
  • Some Linux distros provide a package of Docker Engine through their package repositories. These packages are built and maintained by the Linux distro’s package maintainers and may have differences in configuration or built from modified source code. Docker isn’t involved in releasing these packages and you should report any bugs or issues involving these packages to your Linux distro’s issue tracker.

Docker provides binaries for manual installation of Docker Engine. These binaries are statically linked and you can use them on any Linux distro.

Release channels

Docker Engine has two types of update channels, stable and test:

  • The Stable channel gives you the latest versions released for general availability.
  • The Test channel gives you pre-release versions that are ready for testing before general availability.

Use the test channel with caution. Pre-release versions include experimental and early-access features that are subject to breaking changes.


Docker Engine is an open source project, supported by the Moby project maintainers and community members. Docker doesn’t provide support for Docker Engine. Docker provides support for Docker products, including Docker Desktop, which uses Docker Engine as one of its components.

For information about the open source project, refer to the Moby project website.

Upgrade path

Patch releases are always backward compatible with its major and minor version.


Docker Engine is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for the full license text.

Reporting security issues

If you discover a security issue, we request that you bring it to our attention immediately.

DO NOT file a public issue. Instead, submit your report privately to

Security reports are greatly appreciated, and Docker will publicly thank you for it.

Get started

After setting up Docker, you can learn the basics with Getting started with Docker.