I’ve been regularly asked about comparisons between Docker Desktop and Rancher Desktop. As I have moved off of Rancher Desktop to work on other things at SUSE, I figure now is a good time to write up some of my thoughts. Note, there is an amazing team working on it now. They are incredibly talented and have made it better than I imagined.
First, I need to say what respect I have for the people who have worked on Docker Desktop. Having worked on a cross-platform container desktop app, I’ve learned about so many nuances you have to deal with. They’ve done a lot of subtle work that I’ve learned to appreciate.