1Alpine Linux Goes All In for Docker
2Alpine Linux 3.3.1 Debuts
3Text-Based Console Is the Default
Alpine Linux currently has a text-based installation method as its default, meaning there isn’t a graphical installer. Also by default, Alpine doesn’t install a graphical interface and the operating system is controlled by the command line. Users can, however, choose to install a desktop graphic user interface, post install.
4Multiple Choices for Time and Remote Access Tools
As part of the Alpine Linux setup, new users get to choose which remote access administration tool they want to use. For many Linux distributions, OpenSSH is the default, while Alpine gives users a choice of OpenSSH and Dropbear. Dropbear offers some of the same functionality as OpenSSH, but with a smaller memory requirement.
5Alpine Built on an Optimized Busybox Base
6Security Hardened With Grsecurity
7Alpine Linux Uses the apk Package Management System
8Alpine Linux Enables Smaller Docker Deployments
9Alpine Linux Lead Developer Works for Docker Inc.
Another direct connection between Alpine Linux and Docker has to do with employment. Natanael Copa, one of the lead developers of Alpine Linux, is now a Docker Inc. employee. Solomon Hykes founder of Docker has recently pledged to migrate the Docker official image library from Ubuntu to Alpine Linux.