I'm developing on OSX using Docker Machine. I used the quickstart terminal to let it create the
In an OS X installation, the docker daemon is running inside a Linux VM called default. The default is a lightweight Linux VM made specifically to run the Docker daemon on Mac OS X. The VM runs completely from RAM, is a small ~24MB download, and boots in approximately 5s.
The docker-machine VM is based on TinyCore. To install extra packages use
apt-get counterpart of TinyCore.
A word of warning, you shouldn't treat the docker-machine VM as a regular VM where you install tons of packages and customize. It's only meant to run containers. It's best to keep it that way.