Canonical and Microsoft Enable Ubuntu Containers with Hyper-V Isolation on Windows

If you’ve ever dreamed of running your own Linux apps on a Windows machine, using your favorite GNU/Linux distro, which, in this case, is Ubuntu, we have some good news for you, as it’s now possible to run Docker containers on Windows 10 and Windows Servers. The technology leverages the Ubuntu Linux operating system as a hosting base, the Docker container engine and the Hyper-V virtualization for running Linux applications on Windows. All you’ll need is a 64-bit x86 PC with 8GB RAM and be part of the Windows Insider Program.