Here is an exciting news if you are a developer. The leading virtualization app Docker now works on Pixelbook. For the uninitiated, here is a widely accepted definition of Docker:
Docker is a tool that can package an application and its dependencies in a virtual container that can run on any Linux server
I can confirm Docker runs on the Pixelbook. pic.twitter.com/OJu1YCQ0aJ
— Kelsey Hightower (@kelseyhightower) May 10, 2018
We should consider this as the first step in bringing Docker and other virtualization software to other Chromebooks. Currently, there are workarounds available for those who want to install Docker on Chrome OS. It takes a little bit of poking around, but it works. With this change, however, Google is adding official Docker support to Chrome OS.
Hopefully, this will make Pixelbooks more attractive to developers. I am sure Google would love to see more of their engineers using Pixelbooks within the company.
More screenshots, including a sample “hello world” container; courtesy of Ihor Dvoretskyi:
Stay tuned for more details on this and other Chrome OS news!