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Scott Spence
Scott Spence

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Do you know there is a version of VSCode available without MS branding, telemetry or licensing?

What do you think of VSCodium?

Have you used it?

Is the branding, licencing and telemetry a big deal?

I have been using VSCodium for the last week now and I can honestly say apart from the branding I can't find any differences between VSCode and VSCodium

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Sundeep

similarly, there is github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

I haven't used either, so cannot give feedback - however, good to see open source contributors taking privacy seriously

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Joris

So basically just chromium.org ?

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Sundeep

no, as far as I know, it is derived from chromium to reduce/remove google related telemetry

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Aman Mittal

Very unique and interesting find. I am going to try this. Did you try it?

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Scott Spence Author

I'm have been using it in place of VSCode full time for the last ~7 days now.

Like I said in the OP it's no different from VSCode sans the branding AFAICS šŸ¤·ā€ā™‚ļø

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Ben Sinclair

I think it's a nice idea that people have made the base VSCode easy to install. Given that there's now no friction at all - it's as easy to install the clean version as it is the Microsoft version, why would anyone choose the latter?

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Michael "notriddle" Howell • Edited on

Support? The Microsoft team probably won't help you with anything unless you're using the official build.

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rhymes

Nice that it's easy to produce!

Do all extensions work?

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Scott Spence Author

All the extensions I use work no probs.

I have had no issues

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Brian Lampe

I do now! Thanks!