will_hough
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[Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:12 pm

Hello all
Seems there is some speculation that there is a Microsoft repo installed in our OS without us knowing. Any weight to this? Show we be concerned?
In a recent update, the Raspberry Pi OS installed a Microsoft apt repository on all machines running Raspberry Pi OS without the person’s or admin’s knowledge.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/linux-news/he ... -linux-os/

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Re: [Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:14 pm

there are 4 or 5 other threads about this exact same topic on the forum alone, and another 2 on reddit

TLDR: its to allow installing vscode for the new pico, and if you dont install vscode, it shouldnt affect anything

will_hough
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Re: [Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:15 pm

My apologies, I searched the forums but didn't find reference to it. Can you link to the other posts?


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Re: [Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:17 pm

Sorry mods, please delete or lock if needed.

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Re: [Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:18 pm

will_hough wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:12 pm
Hello all
Seems there is some speculation that there is a Microsoft repo installed in our OS without us knowing. Any weight to this? Show we be concerned?
In a recent update, the Raspberry Pi OS installed a Microsoft apt repository on all machines running Raspberry Pi OS without the person’s or admin’s knowledge.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/linux-news/he ... -linux-os/


Gosh, hadn't heard that... [ Pinocchio nose !]

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Re: [Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:23 pm

will_hough wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:15 pm
My apologies, I searched the forums but didn't find reference to it. Can you link to the other posts?

WoW WoW WoW

5 posts in the last week and not found :?
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Re: [Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:29 pm

And what is wrong with having an Open Source repo in the sources lists?

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Re: [Article] Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Pi’s Linux OS

Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:32 pm

Heater wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:29 pm
And what is wrong with having an Open Source repo in the sources lists?

VS Code is a wonderful thing,
No idea. But locking thread anyway.
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