How To Install Microsoft Visual Code Studio (VSC) On Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

As you may already know, Visual Studio Code is Microsoft’s free and open-source, platform independent IDE with support for many programming languages, including: C++, C#, CSS, CoffeeScript, Clojure, Go, HTML, JSON, Lua, Objective-C, PHP, Perl, Python, R, Bash (Shell Script), SQL, Less, YAML, Markdown, Java, F#, JS, Ini, Batch, Clojure, Dockerfile, Handlebars, Makefile, Jade, PowerShell, Razor, Sass, TypeScript, Plain Text, Visual Basic, git integration, full-screen support, split editor features, keyboard shortcuts, find and replace functions and autosave.

At first, Microsoft’s VSC was available only for 64 bit Linux systems, the easiest way to install it being via Canonical’s Ubuntu Make. Starting with Ubuntu Make 0.8.2, 32 bit and 64 bit support for Microsoft Visual Studio Code has been implemented.

How To Install Microsoft Visual Code Studio (VSC) On Both 32 Bit And 64 Bit Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 And Ubuntu 14.04

So, to install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on either 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2, you have to add the Ubuntu Make PPA, update the local repository index, install ubuntu-make and run the umake command for installing VSC:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make
$ umake web visual-studio-code

For more information about Ubuntu Make, see this article.

Optional, to uninstall ubuntu make and remove the visual studio code, do:

$ umake web visual-studio-code --remove
$ sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-make


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2 comments on “How To Install Microsoft Visual Code Studio (VSC) On Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. Anders says:

    Vidual Studio Code is actually open source now.

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