Installing Docker on your machine to create a development environment is really a very simple operation. Let’s see how to install it on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. How to install Docker: Windows, Mac and Ubuntu In this mini-guide, we shall see how to install Docker on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. Installing Docker on Windows Before starting the installation, make sure that your version of Windows is either Pro, Enterprise or Education. If you have Windows Home, you’ll need to install WSL 2, a subsystem for windows that enables you to create a Linux environment on which Docker can run. WSL.