VSCodium – Visual Studio Code without telemetry

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VSCodium is a fork of the Visual Studio Code program with open source and without telemetry.Visual Studio Code (VSCode) is a code editor developed by Microsoft. The program code is publicly available and distributed under the MIT license.
When preparing ready-made assemblies of the program, Microsoft clones the Open Source repository with the source code of Visual Studio Code and adds additional functionality to the program — user data collection (telemetry), logo and other components. As a result, the resulting build programs are no longer an Open Source product, have a different license, and in this form are offered to the end user.

The VSCodium project aims to create a Visual Studio Code editor that does not contain telemetry functions and other specific components from Microsoft. This uses the source code of Visual Studio Code. As a result, you get a “clean” build of the program with no “add-ons” from Microsoft and open source.
That is, briefly, VSCodium is an Open Source version of Visual Studio Code without telemetry.

VSCodium - Visual Studio Code without telemetry

The features of VSCodium replicate those of Visual Studio Code!
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
3 commands

wget -qO -- https://gitlab.com/paulcarroty/vscodium-deb-rpm-repo/raw/master/pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add --
echo ‘deb https://gitlab.com/paulcarroty/vscodium-deb-rpm-repo/raw/repos/debs/ vscodium main’ | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscodium.list
sudo apt update && sudo apt install codium
Some users are skeptical about this product.
Someone believes that there is no special sense in it, since in the original VSCode telemetry can be disabled, and even if in this case something will be sent to Microsoft, there is nothing wrong with it.
Someone is suspicious of the finished builds of VSCodium itself.
It’s up to you whether you need this software or not!
May the Force be with you,
Good Luck!!!

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