If you wish to see the power of docker on your Mac as a way to run all (or many) of your daily apps check this great post by Jess.
However, when you are going to the repo with all the Dockerfiles it’s clear that it was meant to be used on Linux. However, here is a short path to run all of these powerful apps on Mac as well.
# Install socat brew install socat # Install xQuartz as our X11 server brew cask install xquartz # Run it socat TCP-LISTEN:6000,reuseaddr,fork UNIX-CLIENT:\"$DISPLAY\" # # In a new terminal # open -a XQuartz # Let's test it by running Firefox in Docker docker run -it -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -e DISPLAY=docker.for.mac.host.internal:0 jess/firefox
If you curious to see what I saved you from?
Check this thread on the topic.
Have fun and productive times.