VSCodium is a pure open source version of Visual Studio Code without Microsoft telemetry and some other Microsoft stuff. Because the source code of VS Code (Visual Studio Code) is open sourced under MIT license but the installation files that comes from Microsoft contain proprietary tracking code. VSCodium also released under MIT license.
Install VSCodium on Ubuntu Linux
VSCodium is available as a snap, flatpak, deb and portable AppImage package files. Download portable AppImage from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Open the terminal command-line application and run below commands one by one.
sudo chmod +x ~ VSCodium-1.63.2-1639700424.glibc2.17-x86_64.AppImage
Here “VSCodium-1.63.2-1639700424.glibc2.17-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name you can change above code based on your file name.
And open it using
Install VSCodium via Snap:
In terminal app run below commands to VSCodium snap.
sudo snap install codium --classic
You can uninstall it via
sudo snap remove codium
Install VSCodium via Flatpak:
First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it. After that in terminal run below VSCodium flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub com.vscodium.codium
and start vscodium via
flatpak run com.vscodium.codium
Uninstall it via
sudo flatpak uninstall com.vscodium.codium
Install VSCodium via DEB:
Download vscodium in .deb package file and save it in your Downloads folder. Here the download file name is “codium_1.63.2-1639700424_amd64.deb“. You can change below command based on your downloaded file name and Downloads folder. Open the terminal app and run below command to install it.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ./Downloads/codium_1.63.2-1639700424_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./Downloads/codium*.deb