Guide to Choosing the Right Docker Release for Your OS
As a cross-platform application container runtime, Docker CE (Community Edition) can be installed on Windows, MacOS and Linux on your laptop, in the cloud or on a bare metal server. Depending on which operating system you’re running, if you use Windows in addition to Linux containers, and what other hypervisors are on your system, you will install Docker using a different method.
If you are on Windows or Mac, it is recommended to use Docker for Windows or Docker for Mac unless you don’t meet the system requirements. These apps use the VM hypervisor native to each operating system (Hyper-V or HyperKit) and include a background process that automatically updates your Docker Engine to the latest version.