I’ve been asked to give a talk at a local Docker meetup this Friday. I would have used Docker on Windows, had it not been for technical difficulties.

First problem was not having the required Windows version. Docker Engine on Windows requires Hyper-V, which my Windows 10 Home virtual machine doesn’t have. Luckily, I was referred to Microsoft’s evaluation virtual machines.

My second problem, after installing the right virtual machine was installing Docker. While Docker provided two sets of installers (Stable and Beta), neither of them worked on my virtual machine.

There you have it: my hope of returning to a Windows development environment dashed by incompatibilities.