DECK is free forever for individual developers, and we intend to keep that promise. We have started our journey with Docker and docker desktop as a dependency. But Docker has released subscription terms and conditions, a big blocker for DECK to keep the commitment of providing free access to developers.
Quote from Docker website: 😔 Docker Desktop can be used for free as part of a Docker Personal subscription for: small companies (fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in annual revenue), personal use, education, and non-commercial open source projects.
So we started working on finding out an alternative for Docker Desktop on DECK V4. And we found four stable options.
Every option has its user base and good community support. But ultimately, Multipass was the best option considering its excellent cross-platform support and stability in release cycles. Also, for DECK Windows, we have used WSL2 for the best performance.
So, now we can say that DECK is truly forever free for individuals. 🥳 We are committed to removing future blockers for DECK and server fast, smooth and straightforward development studio journey every day. 😊
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