This article is for those looking for a detailed and clear guide on how to install Desktop Compose on macOS.

Docker Desktop is an application for building and sharing containerized applications and microservices.

Follow the link and click on the “Download for Mac” button.

This tutorial walks you through installing the Stable version of Docker Desktop. If you want to install the experimental (Edge) version of Docker Desktop, then you need to select “Edge” from the drop-down list.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Go to the Downloads folder and double-click on the Docker.dmg file with the left mouse button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Now you need to move the Docker application to the Applications folder.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Go to “Applications” and double-click on the Docker.app file with the left mouse button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Next, you need to confirm that you trust the Docker application that was downloaded from the Internet.

Click on the “Open” button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

In the next step, you will see a warning that Docker Desktop needs additional rights to install prerequisites.

Click on the “OK” button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Next, you need to specify the username and password of an account with administrator rights on your computer and click on the “Install Helper” button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Docker Desktop installation completed successfully.

Click on the “Skip tutorial” button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Now you can start the first container.

We save the received command.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Go to “Applications”, then open the “Utilities” folder and double-click on Terminal.app with the left mouse button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

We execute the previously received command:

docker run -d -p 80:80 docker/getting-started 

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

We return to the Docker Desktop application.

The container has started successfully and is displayed in the Docker Desktop app.

Now click on the “Open in Browser” button, which is to the right of the running container.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

The browser window will display information about the previously run command that launched your first container.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Now you need to log in with your Docker Hub account.

If you don’t already have an account on the website, then register for more options.

If you already have an account on the website, go back to the Docker Desktop application and click on the “Sign in” button located in the upper right corner.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Then we specify the login and password for the Docker Hub account and click on the “Sign in” button.

Install Docker Desktop on macOS

Vladimir Mikhalev
hey, I’m Vladimir Mikhalev, but my friends call me Valdemar. I have a lot of experience in the design and maintenance of various information systems.

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