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What is 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.
LXC is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
LXC is an open source tool with 3.4K GitHub stars and 961 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to LXC's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses LXC?

Companies
13 companies reportedly use LXC in their tech stacks, including Robinhood, Platform.sh, and Wiser..

Developers
75 developers on StackShare have stated that they use LXC.

LXC Integrations

Pros of LXC
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Lightweight
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Simple and powerful
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Easy to use
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Good security
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LGPL
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Reliable
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LXC Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to LXC?
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
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.
KVM
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
OpenVZ
Virtuozzo leverages OpenVZ as its core of a virtualization solution offered by Virtuozzo company. Virtuozzo is optimized for hosters and offers hypervisor (VMs in addition to containers), distributed cloud storage, dedicated support, management tools, and easy installation.
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
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LXC's Followers
164 developers follow LXC to keep up with related blogs and decisions.