Category: Business, Docker

Even if you’re not taking advantage of the user interface that Docker provides with Docker Desktop and are simply using the CLI, you may still need a paid subscription to use Docker Desktop. Much of the value of Docker Desktop comes from making it easy to develop with containers locally on Windows and Mac. We announced back in August and as part of that change, Docker Desktop now requires a per-user paid subscription (Pro, Team, or Business) for professional use in larger companies (larger than 250 employees OR greater than $10 million in annual revenue). If you meet the criteria above for a large business, and you’ve installed Docker Desktop, you need a paid subscription that Docker Desktop remains free for small businesses (fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in annual revenue), personal use, education, and non-commercial open source projects.

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