Running Oracle Database Free images via Docker Desktop is impossible(yet?) on new Apple M1 chipsets. Nonetheless, a solution is available through the use of COLIMA.
Follow those simple steps to get up and running
Oracle 23c Free Database
ORDS latest (23.1 at time of writing)
Open JAVA 17 JDK
APEX latest (22.2 at time of writing)
on MacOS with M1 chipsets.
1.Install BREW [5 minutes]
Open the MacOS terminal, paste it and run (you can read more about Brew here)
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
Wait until you see this:
2.Install COLIMA [15-20 mins]
It's required to run docker images on MacOS with an M1 chipset (you can read more about Colima here)
Open the MacOS terminal, paste it and run
brew install colima
Until you see this:
3.Install Docker Desktop for MacOS [5 mins]
You can download it from here (version 4.17.0 when writing this article).
Be sure that docker is NOT running after installation.
4.Start COLIMA [5 mins]
Open the MacOS terminal, paste it and run (Thanks for that GVenzl!)
colima start --arch x86_64 --memory 4
6.Follow the steps provided in the tutorial for Windows users by Matt Mulvaney - start from here (steps are the same for Windows and MacOS)
If you need only Oracle Database, check this guide from G.Venzl.