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Manage containers, pods, and images with Podman. Seamlessly work with containers and Kubernetes from your local environment.

Latest stable Podman 5.1.2-Latest stable Podman Desktop 1.11.1-Apache License 2.0

Supported Platforms

  • Fast and light.

  • Secure.

  • Open.

  • Compatible.

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Kubernetes Ready

A growing set of compatible tools

Visual Studio code includes Podman support

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Cirrus CLI allows you to reproducibly run containerized tasks with Podman

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GitHub Actions include support for Podman, as well as friends buildah and skopeo

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Kind's ability to run local Kubernetes clusters via container nodes includes support for Podman

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What people are saying about Podman

Ananth Iyer

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I am using @Podman_io for Magento 2 and it is super fast than other container tools. You must try it. #Podman #Magento #magento2

Latest Podman News

Have fun coloring and learn about Podman!

A decentralized team of open source container tool superheroes comes to the rescue when an asteroid storm threatens the planet. Learn about each tool—Podman, CRI-O, Buildah, Skopeo, and OpenShift—as they redesign the planet's protective shields' container deployment to protect Earth.

A collection of pages from the Podman coloring book.