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In a recent update, the Raspberry Pi OS installed a Microsoft apt repository on all machines running Raspberry Pi OS without the personís or adminís knowledge. Every time a Raspbian device is updated by having this repo, it will ping a Microsoft server.
I don't own a Raspberry, but still...
https://www.cyberciti.biz/linux-news/heads-up-microsoft-repo-secretly-installed-on-all-raspberry-pis-linux-os/
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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Piís Linux OS
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2021, 01:54:12 PM »
 

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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Piís Linux OS
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 03:59:59 PM »
 

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That was my first thought too. According to some of the comments it's not "as bad as it seems".
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Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Piís Linux OS
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 12:41:42 PM »
 

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I haven't yet tried any Pis but I am strongly opposed to Microsoft products. If this happened to me, I would be one of the ones who would raise some hell and ditch the distro. I left Microsoft products behind some years ago and I have no intention of giving them even a ping from me if I can help it. Plus, doing this is a breech of trust in my opinion.
 

Re: Microsoft repo secretly installed on all Raspberry Piís Linux OS
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I didn't delve into the link...
But is the repo mostly for Visual Studio Code ?? aka MS Visual Studio ;)

I would assume for the Rasp-pi having the repo would be the preferable vs. a MS PPA (I giggled as I typed it  :005: - ha ha)...

I'm sure there will more "Cross Over" with MS in the Linux world, the above mentioned... Powershell for Linux, heck Teams, just wait Office365   :007:




The alternatives - aka Open Sourced would still be a way around the MS repo... i.e. Atom in favor of Visual Code....


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