A native Mac and Windows app, Docker can now be be installed, launched and utilized from a system toolbar like any other packaged app. As with Docker for Linux, Docker for Windows brings a deeper integration with each of these platforms, leveraging the native virtualization features of respective platforms.
Ease of use and performance
Leverage native hypervisor support on both platforms
Fewer steps by leveraging native capabilities (virtualization, networking, filesystems) increases performance and reliability
Resolves Dependency Issues
No need to install app framework or runtime
Integrated products which include Docker Compose and offer a streamlined installation process that no longer requires non-system third-party software like VirtualBox
Use any version control manager
In-container development accelerates development
Devs can simply use a single text editor or IDE to code their application.
Faster Docker-driven iteration cycles because code changes can be tested instantaneously on the laptop without the need to build the Docker application image first.
Advanced Networking capabilities
Docker for Mac and Windows includes a DNS server for containers, and is integrated with the Mac OS X and Windows networking system
Use Docker more easily over a VPN.