What are the differences between Docker.io and a normal virtual machine?

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Can someone tell what is specifically different between Docker.io and a full virtual machine? How does it manage to provide a full filesystem, isolated networking environment, etc., without being as much of a performance drain? Why is it easier to deploy software to a Docker.io than to a consistent production environment?

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  • TomLiotta
    Entering [ docker.io ] into a search box brings up many links, including ones that address all of the questions that you asked. -- Tom
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