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What is OrbStack?

OrbStack is a fast, light, and simple way to run containers and Linux machines on macOS. It's a supercharged alternative to Docker Desktop and WSL, all in one easy-to-use app.

Keep reading to learn more, or get started right away.

Why OrbStack?

Check the website for demos, or see what we're up to in the changelog.

Getting started

Download the app and open it to get started, or follow the Quick Start guide.

Switching from Docker Desktop or Colima? It's effortless — you'll be up and running in no time.

Issue tracker

For bug reports and feature requests, please use the issue tracker.


If you need help with OrbStack, please start a discussion or email support.


Join our Discord community to connect with other OrbStack users.

Behind the scenes

Interested in the nitty-gritty details behind OrbStack? Check out the architecture overview.