Maybe, but given Intel, Google and Facebook are regularly in the top ten list of kernel developers it seems to me that most linux users have learned to hold their nose until something starts tracking them.Of course telemetry is enabled in MS build, it's the vanilla build of VSCode
Learn about Visual Studio Code collected telemetry and how to opt out.code.visualstudio.com
This is just the standard allergic reaction to seeing MS name associated with Linux.
Because they all have legitimate reasons for their contributions to the kernel, all of them profit massively by all sorts of kernel improvements, it's in their own interest to become active themselves without a hidden agenda. Not to mention that Google actually allows their employees to spend a certain amount of their paid work time on working on an open source project of their own choice instead.
On the other hand, Microsoft's first contribution (Hyper-V support) was immediately abandoned by them even though it was one of the few things for which they even had a legitimate reason to keep maintaining it. That's not how you build up trust in a community that you just joined.
It's not an allergic reaction microsoft are a disease. They fester, spread and pollute our lives. Of course their primary objective is to maximize shareholder return, but how they go about it is and always has been completely underhand. Pretending to embrace open standards then twisting them with incompatibilities to their advantage. We've seen this so many time.This is just the standard allergic reaction to seeing MS name associated with Linux.
They completely milk corporations to the tune of hundreds of billions a year. They never fix any bugs. Make everything so god damn hard, so we sign up for even more, and nothing changes. Every monday half my team can't login for hours because of security patches gone wrong.The desktop is the last resort for Microsoft right now
I used to be angry that Excel was just a clone of Lotus 1-2-3. Visicalc was the first spreadsheet and got a lot of it spot on on first out of the gate, but 1-2-3 was the first spreadsheet to get everything right. Of course, since microsoft copied Lotus, it's got worse with the addition of visual basic and clippy. Of course, Libreoffice Calc is just a clone of the right bits of Excel. but at least it's open source.My daughter has had to install excel and powerpoint on her ipad for distance learning. Computers can be so creative and empowering but this is just business junk. Has not evolved in 20 years. I swear they lost the source. This is not what computers are about.
I thought they fixed bugs (not necessarily correctly) on Tuesdays. I mean, Patch Tuesday is a thing amongst the commercial software vendors. Perhaps the company delays those patches till the weekend though.They never fix any bugs. Make everything so god damn hard, so we sign up for even more, and nothing changes. Every monday half my team can't login for hours because of security patches gone wrong.