Docker Toolbox overview
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Legacy desktop solution. Docker Toolbox is for older Mac and Windows systems that do not meet the requirements of Docker Desktop for Mac and Docker Desktop for Windows. We recommend updating to the newer applications, if possible.
Docker Toolbox is an installer for quick setup and launch of a Docker environment on older Mac and Windows systems that do not meet the requirements of the new Docker Desktop for Mac and Docker Desktop for Windows apps.
What’s in the box
Toolbox includes these Docker tools:
Docker Machine for running
Docker Engine for running the
Docker Compose for running the
Kitematic, the Docker GUI
a shell preconfigured for a Docker command-line environment
You can find various versions of the tools on Toolbox Releases or run them with the
--version flag in the terminal, for example,
Ready to get started?
Choose the install instructions for your platform, and follow the steps:
Try the Get started tutorial.
Dig in deeper with more tutorials and examples on building images, running containers, networking, managing data, and storing images on Docker Hub.