Migrating From Docker Desktop to Colima on an M1 MacBook

These days colima is a viable alternative to Docker Desktop on M1 Apple silicon. The main issue I have migrating is the speed of file system syncing which become apparent when working on frontend React with hot reloading.

First install colima:

brew install colima

Then create a profile:

colima start myprofile --edit

Run the virtual machine:

colima start

Run docker as usual:

docker compose up