Installing Docker on Mac Using Homebrew
Docker is an essential open-source tool that empowers users to build, deploy, and manage applications within containers. This tutorial will navigate you through the process of installing Docker on a Mac via Homebrew.
A Mac operating on macOS Yosemite 10.10.3 or a more recent version.
A minimum of 4GB RAM.
Administrative rights on your Mac. (Your Password!)
Homebrew installation. If not installed, install Homebrew here.
Step 1: Open the Terminal
Use the search field to find and open "Terminal".
This opens the terminal.
Step 2: Install Docker Using Homebrew
In the terminal, input:
Step 3: Run the Docker App/Daemon
Either launch the Docker application or input the following command in the terminal:
The Docker application will initiate and display a startup page.
You can close the Docker application afterwards. The daemon will persistently operate in the background.
Step 4: Verify the Docker Installation
After Docker initializes, let's verify that Docker was installed correctly by typing the following command in the terminal.
If everything went smoothly, you should see a message on the terminal.
Great job! If the terminal displays the "Hello from Docker!" message, you have effectively installed Docker on your Mac through Homebrew. As a next step, set up RStudio.