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What is Lima?

It launches Linux virtual machines with automatic file sharing, port forwarding, and containerd. It can be considered as some sort of unofficial "macOS subsystem for Linux", or "containerd for Mac". It is expected to be used on macOS hosts, but can be used on Linux hosts as well. It may work on NetBSD and Windows hosts as well.
Lima is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
Lima is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Lima's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Lima?

Developers

Lima Integrations

Lima's Features

  • Automatic file sharing
  • Automatic port forwarding
  • Built-in support for containerd
  • Intel on Intel
  • ARM on Intel
  • ARM on ARM (untested)
  • Intel on ARM (untested)
  • Ubuntu guest
  • Fedora guest

Lima Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Lima?
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
LXC
LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.
LXD
LXD isn't a rewrite of LXC, in fact it's building on top of LXC to provide a new, better user experience. Under the hood, LXD uses LXC through liblxc and its Go binding to create and manage the containers. It's basically an alternative to LXC's tools and distribution template system with the added features that come from being controllable over the network.
Studio 3T
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rkt
Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.
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