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Discussion on: Setup VS Code on Windows for development in a Linux VM or a remote server

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Frédéric Bonnet

I also favor that kind of setup for the reasons you mention, however you can save yourself a lot of hassle with Vagrant. It automates all the tedium of downloading/managing VMs, including SSH configuration. And it works fine with VS Code Remote extensions too! (after all it's just a plain VirtualBox VM behind the curtains).

My Vagrant box of choice for development is bento/ubutu-18.04 or later because it's lightweight and has everything needed for development. Bento provides a lot of other Linux flavors BTW.