How to Install Docker Desktop for Linux on Ubuntu

Docker is software that allows you to build, test, and deploy any applications quickly using its containers feature. It also supports extensions to extend its features. In this tutorial, we will see how to install the complete Docker Desktop application on your Ubuntu Linux system.

Download Docker Desktop

Install Docker Desktop on Ubuntu

To install Docker Desktop for Linux successfully, your Linux host need,

64-bit CPU support for virtualization.
KVM virtualization support.
4 GB of RAM.

Step 1: Add Docker’s official GPG key

In the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands one by one.

sudo apt install ca-certificates curl
sudo install -m 0755 -d /etc/apt/keyrings
sudo curl -fsSL -o /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc
sudo chmod a+r /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc

Step 2: Add the repository to Apt sources

Now run below command to add the Docker repository.

echo \
"deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc] \
$(. /etc/os-release && echo "$VERSION_CODENAME") stable" | \
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null

After that update the sources using below command.

sudo apt update

Step 3: Install the Docker packages

Now install all required Docker packages using below command.

sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli docker-buildx-plugin docker-compose-plugin -y

Step 4: Verify Docker Engine installation

Now run below command to verify the Docker Engine installation.

sudo docker run hello-world

test docker

Now you have successfully installed and started Docker Engine.

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Step 5: Install Docker Desktop

Download Docker desktop for Linux from the download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Here the downloaded file name is “docker-desktop-4.29.0-amd64.deb” . You can change below command based on your downloaded file name.

sudo apt install ./Downloads/docker-desktop-4.29.0-amd64.deb -y

Step 6: Enable & Start Docker App

After the installation, to start Docker Desktop for Linux, search Docker Desktop on the Applications menu and open it.

Docker desktop

Alternatively, open a terminal and run below commands one by one to start, enable and check the status of docker desktop.

systemctl --user start docker-desktop
systemctl --user enable docker-desktop
systemctl --user status docker-desktop

You can check the installed docker version using below command

docker --version
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