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Félix Dorn

You should use vscodium, it's vscode without Microsoft's telemetrics.

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intrnl

The question is, do you really have to go that way though?

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Doug

I had this question, and frankly the quality of the app justifies for me the telemetry MS get from my use which I hope helps feedback for improvements.

However I think it is very cool that MS provide a pure FLOSS version for anyone so concerned.

That said, I don't know why anyone would say you SHOULD use one over the other, but the choice is there.

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Félix Dorn

I think, it's not only for improve user experience, Google steal your personal data, Apple, Microsoft too. So why with vscode Microsoft don't steal your personal data. It's no longer about Microsoft. I think it's about ethical.
(I'm sure I do some fault, I'm a french teenager sorry)

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Aman Mittal Author

I have heard about it. Haven't tried it. Are you using it in your daily workflow? If yes, please let me know more about experience.

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Félix Dorn

I use vscodium 60h per week and it's only pleasure.

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Sebastian Larrieu

What about asp.net core debugger?.I think it's not such a things in foss.
Also y believe your intention are good but "you should" it's a little imperative

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emptyother

The aspnet debugger is an external extension so isn't affected by vscodium, right? Vscodium doesn't protect you from telemetry in extensions i assume.

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Félix Dorn

Sorry about "you should" I'm French and it's maybe not the right word

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Aman Mittal Author

Hey dude! No worries. :)

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Félix Dorn

It's exactly the same, nothing changes a MS engineer say "When we [Microsoft] build Visual Studio Code, we do exactly this. We clone the vscode repository, we lay down a customized product.json that has Microsoft specific functionality (telemetry, gallery, logo, etc.), and then produce a build that we release under our license.

When you clone and build from the vscode repo, none of these endpoints are configured in the default product.json. Therefore, you generate a "clean" build, without the Microsoft customizations, which is by default licensed under the MIT license".
So vscode and vscodium are the same, but one are really ethical. BTW, the only thing vscodium do not, it's to add to the path the code command.

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Garrett

I did not know about this. Thank you!