Morning Tom,


Thanks for this and the welcome.


Just a question what advantages does podman have over docker and other container platforms? Is there additional security that podman offers that the other platforms don’t?





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Jonathan Aquilina <>

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Good Morning,


I have a quick question regarding podman, is it meant to be a replacement for docker and or Kubernetes, or does it work hand in hand with them?





Simple answer Yes. 

Podman can work alongside of Docker or it can replace it.  As noted on the website:

Simply put: alias docker=podman.

We also work with Kubernetes with these commands:

But for a richer Kubernetes environment, you might want to look at CRI-O and it's GitHub repo (  Others more involved than I with the Kubernetes side of things will likely have more insight.

Welcome to the Podman community!