Installing Docker

OK, really simple. I want to install Docker on an Ubuntu box. Should be easy. Right?


When I do a Google search for “install docker”, Google returns a link to the Docker installation page for Ubuntu. That’s fine, but following the 18 page/2000 word installation is insane. The first time I did that, it took 15 minutes. What a waste of time, and not easily reproducible if I stop to get a cup of coffee, then come back.

So, I go to, and somehow find some other documentation for a Linux install through the now totally indecipherable menu system in The instructions are shorter, and seem the right thing to do, basically: curl -fsSL | sh.

Why ask why there are two different instructions?