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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s

Postby Hallvor » 2021-02-08 19:10

I have a first generation Raspberry Pi, model B. It has been online pretty much 24/7/365 since 2012. It doesn't even have a GUI. Still, a new repository was added with no notification whatsoever.

Their explanation was even more insulting, basically that users were too stupid to work out how to add the repository for themselves, in case they wanted it, so everyone got it.

Clowns.

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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s

Postby pendrachken » 2021-02-08 21:03

All the people whining about this are stupid. Raspbian / Raspberry OS decided they wanted a dev environment for their DEV BOARDS, and decided on VSCode. Deal with it.

To add further insult to injury here, the same idiots whining about having an APT repo added, would have been whining that there was no way to get security or bug updates to VSCode since there was no repository for it. And apparently don't care that the exact same info gets sent to the owners of the Raspberry repos, which are also a business. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s

Postby craigevil » 2021-02-08 21:10

pendrachken wrote:All the people whining about this are stupid. Raspbian / Raspberry OS decided they wanted a dev environment for their DEV BOARDS, and decided on VSCode. Deal with it.

To add further insult to injury here, the same idiots whining about having an APT repo added, would have been whining that there was no way to get security or bug updates to VSCode since there was no repository for it. And apparently don't care that the exact same info gets sent to the owners of the Raspberry repos, which are also a business. :roll: :roll: :roll:


Pretty much my viewpoint as well.
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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s

Postby Moltke » 2021-02-08 22:06

pendrachken wrote:All the people whining about this are stupid. Raspbian / Raspberry OS decided they wanted a dev environment for their DEV BOARDS, and decided on VSCode. Deal with it.

To add further insult to injury here, the same idiots whining about having an APT repo added, would have been whining that there was no way to get security or bug updates to VSCode since there was no repository for it. And apparently don't care that the exact same info gets sent to the owners of the Raspberry repos, which are also a business. :roll: :roll: :roll:

That's all fine but couldn't they at least notify that said repo would be added and give users the option whether they want it to or not? I don't own a Raspberry device and use VSCodium, the appimage, no MS repo is needed to keep it updated. No telemetry either. Works great and most VSC extensions are available too. https://github.com/VSCodium/vscodium/re ... tag/1.53.0
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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s

Postby Hallvor » 2021-02-08 22:41

I think most of these "idiots" were unhappy with an unacknowledged third party potentially getting unrestrained root access to their systems, merely by running an upgrade. :lol:
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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2021-02-09 20:14

The really outrageous thing is that the Raspbian developers added it to the main component of their repositories, which is in complete violation of Debian Policy. The bastards... :x
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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s

Postby arzgi » 2021-02-10 12:35

i used this quide
https://www.cyberciti.biz/linux-news/heads-up-microsoft-repo-secretly-installed-on-all-raspberry-pis-linux-os/
to survive until I get Debian installed to my spare RPI 1B which HDMI connector is broken. Currently trying preseed installation.
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