Docker Official Images are Moving to Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux is actually near and dear to my heart. I’ve actually started experimenting with Alpine Linux awhile back with several of my projects, then drank the Kool-Aid and became a convert shortly after.

For those that don’t know: “Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busy box.” The latest version of Alpine Linux v3.3 weighs in at a whopping 5MB. Not bad for a full blown Linux OS considering 5MB is same size as the Windows Start button.