MS Visual Studio Code Editor is Available for Linux

Apr 20, 2016

Linux users can now download and install the Windows code editor

Microsoft has released the first stable version of Visual Studio Code (VS Code) for Linux and Mac OS X. The company claims that more than 500,000 developers are actively using VS Code each month. Visual Studio Code is Microsoft’s code editor, which the company recently open sourced. Visual Studio Code is based on the Atom Shell (now known as Electron) framework, which is developed by GitHub and used in GitHub’s text editor Atom.

Microsoft is offering the stable version of VS Code in .deb and .rpm binaries. The company is also offering Insider builds to provide developers with early access to new features and extensions currently in development.

In a blog post, the Visual Studio Code team writes, “VS Code was initially built for developers creating web apps using JavaScript and TypeScript. But in less than 6 months since we made the product extensible, the community has built over 1000 extensions that now provide support for almost any language or runtime in VS Code.”

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