Podman Desktop is here and it works great. When Docker changed their license to the following, it was widely understood that its time as the default local developer tool was coming to an end.
Podman, already in many respects the superior product, didn't initially have a one to one replacement for Docker Desktop, the commonly used local development engine. However now it does and it works amazingly well. Works with your existing Dockerfiles, has all the Kubernetes functionality and even allows you to use multiple container engines (like Docker) at the same time.
I'm shocked how good it is for a not 1.0 release, but for anyone out there installing Docker Desktop at work, stop and use this instead. Download it here.