Spoonium’s goal, like Docker’s, is to allow users “to package applications and their dependencies into a lightweight, isolated virtual environment called a ‘container.’” But what makes Spoonium different from Docker and other container-based virtualization platforms for Linux, such as Linux Containers (LXC), is that Spoonium works on Microsoft (MSFT) Windows. It does so by providing its own virtual machine, rather than relying on underlying components of the operating system, as most containerized virtualization solutions for Linux do.
Besides Windows compatibility, Spoon is eagerly promoting what it sees as additional advantages of its virtualization solution, including image layering, virtual app streaming via the network and close integration with the host networking infrastructure. These features and more, according to Spoon, make its platform more useful than Docker.
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