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LXC: The Linux Containers

DISCLAIMER: This article is for 32 bit pc users, since` Docker cannot use 32 bit machine as a host system.

Did you ever found that running virtual machine on 32 bit computer is really slow and can be considered as memory hog? Did you ever found that running chroot and debootstrap together to create a jail or isolated root directory is just too limited and time consuming?

Then LXC is for you.

Introducing LXC

  • What is LXC anyway?
    • 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.
  • Why you should try LXC?
    • Template(distribution image) installation in LXC is simple as lxc-create -t centos -n myCentosContainer.
    • It has more pre-configurations than pure chrooting.
    • It use far less resources than using virtual machine such as
      Oracle VirtualBox.
    • If you are a command line assassin. 🙂

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