# Docker for Desktop
# Install Docker for Desktop
Docker for Desktop is ideal for developers and small teams looking to get started with Docker and experimenting with container-based apps. Docker Desktop has two update channels, stable and edge:
For more details on the installation process proceed here.
# Verify Installation
In order to check installation do:
> docker --version Docker version 18.05.0-ce, build f150324
Docker should respond with the installed version.
# Start Kubernetes Cluster
To launch Kubernetes cluster using Docker CE go to Preferences and enable Kubernetes. It takes some minutes to start the orchestrator, once finished you should be able to use
kubectl to connect to the cluster:
> kubectl get nodes NAME STATUS ROLES AGE VERSION docker-for-desktop Ready master 1m v1.10.3
Now you have a working Kubernetes cluster running locally using Docker for Desktop and have proper authentication using kubectl to connect to the cluster you can proceed to Kubernetic Installation guide.