Microsoft Officially Launches Visual Studio Code as a Snap for Linux Users

Microsoft and Canonical today announced the official availability of the Visual Studio Code IDE on the Ubuntu Snap Store for GNU/Linux systems.

While Visual Studio Code was already available as a Snap package in the Snap Store since May 2017, Canonical and Microsoft partnered to make it official. The old snap package was ported by an independent developer, but not users can install the official package developed and updated regularly by Microsoft itself.

“The automatic update functionality of snaps is a major benefit. It is clear there is a thriving community around snaps and that it is moving forward at great pace. The backing of Canonical ensures our confidence in its ongoing development and long-term future,” said João Mor… (read more)

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