Docker vs tmux: What are the differences?
What is Docker? Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation. 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.
What is tmux? A terminal multiplexer. It enables a number of terminals to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.
Docker can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" category, while tmux is grouped under "Shell Utilities".
Docker and tmux are both open source tools. It seems that Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than tmux with 14.4K GitHub stars and 973 GitHub forks.
Spotify, Pinterest, and Twitter are some of the popular companies that use Docker, whereas tmux is used by Astronomer, 居乐屋, and iAngels. Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3527 company stacks & 3449 developers stacks; compared to tmux, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.
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