When Nano Server or Server Core are too small, 'windows' will be in the Goldilocks zone
Microsoft’s released a new version of Windows called “windows” that ships as a container image.
Why does the world need a new Windows?
Because Microsoft’s chats with developers have taught it that they want something with more functionality than either Nano Server or Windows Server Core.
Microsoft’s Lars Iwer, a program manager for Hyper-V, explained, “Quite a few customers were interested in moving their legacy applications into containers to benefit from container orchestration and management technologies like Kubernetes.”
“However, not all applications could be easily containerized, in some cases due to missing components like proofing support which is not included in Windows Server Core.”