Clean Docker Desktop install, starts WSL 2, no container running. Let's check the memory usage:
Ouch, that's too much for having (literally) nothing running. I don't know why it eats so much RAM, but there's a quick fix.
Create the file
C:\Users\<username>\.wslconfig like the example below:
[wsl2] processors=1 memory=1GB
wsl --shutdown from a terminal, try it again, and there you have it:
In the meanwhile I suggest you to stay tuned to this issue, hopefully there will be a proper fix in the future.
Even when limiting the memory,
vmmen still hungry, when set to
512MB I get an error: