Docker switches from Ubuntu Linux to Alpine

(Last Updated On: February 5, 2016)

Docker switches from Ubuntu Linux to Alpine

I never heard of this Alpine Linux distro

Alpine Linux is the lightweight distribution built atop musl libc and BusyBox while using a GrSecurity-enhanced Linux kernel. Alpine Linux uses OpenRC as its init system. If you are unfamiliar with this “Small. Simple. Secure.” distribution, you can learn more via AlpineLinux.org. The image for Alpine is a mere 5MB.

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