- Sep 14, 2004
agreed 100%. Can't believe how overblown this is. It's absolutely nothing except something to complain about.Man so much misinformation and MS hate flowing through this thread.
Now I'm certainly no MS lover (I downright loathe Windows 10) I don't see this repo as a bad thing. Yes, the RPi foundation should have been more up front about it. No they shouldn't have made it opt-in. Raspbian by default is meant to be install it and go learn type OS. It's not your typical Linux distro and never has been. It's a distro that IS and ALWAYS HAS BEEN designed for educational purposes and should be treated as such. So yes vscode should be there. Vscode is only one of the most used IDEs currently. Why shouldn't it be on an educational device?
The BS about bandwidth or overhead are just worthless arguments. It's a single tiny text file that gets pulled upon reboot and a sudo apt update command. MS and computer OEMs have been doing far worse for YEARS with the crapware installed on Windows be default.
So many people just want to piss and moan about this stuff. It's ridiculous and the basement neckbeards frothing at the mouth about this are really giving the Linux community a bad name.
Personally I don't run Raspbian on any of my pi's because it isn't a normal distro aimed at someone like me.
Here's a great read about this "issue":