LXC vs Visual Studio Code

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LXC vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

What is LXC? Linux containers. LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.

What is Visual Studio Code? Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

LXC and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

LXC and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 79.4K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LXC with 2.66K GitHub stars and 797 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1134 company stacks & 2381 developers stacks; compared to LXC, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about LXC and Visual Studio Code
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 683.9K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 612.8K views

I decided to choose VSCode over Sublime text for my Systems Programming class in C. What I love about VSCode is its awesome ability to add extensions. Intellisense is a beautiful debugger, and Remote SSH allows me to login and make real-time changes in VSCode to files on my university server. This is an awesome alternative to going back and forth on pushing/pulling code and logging into servers in the terminal. Great choice for anyone interested in C programming!

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Pros of LXC
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 4
    Lightweight
  • 3
    Simple and powerful
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Good security
  • 2
    LGPL
  • 1
    Reliable
  • 1
    Trusted
  • 324
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 289
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 134
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 99
    Intellisense
  • 72
    Faster than Atom
  • 46
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 36
    Terminal
  • 32
    Open Source
  • 27
    Extensions
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 16
    Best code editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    Great community
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom

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Cons of LXC
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    • 38
      Slow startup
    • 22
      Resource hog at times
    • 19
      Poor refactoring
    • 12
      Poor UI Designer
    • 11
      Weak Ui design tools
    • 9
      Poor autocomplete
    • 8
      Microsoft
    • 7
      Poor in PHP
    • 5
      Poor at Python
    • 4
      Super Slow
    • 4
      Poor intellisense. poor java
    • 3
      No color Intergrator
    • 3
      No built in live Preview
    • 3
      Poor in Python
    • 3
      No Built in Browser Preview
    • 3
      Dilshad
    • 3
      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 3
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 3
      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
    • 2
      Bad Plugin Architecture
    • 1
      Electron

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    What is LXC?

    LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.

    What is Visual Studio Code?

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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    What are some alternatives to LXC and Visual Studio Code?
    Docker
    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
    LXD
    LXD isn't a rewrite of LXC, in fact it's building on top of LXC to provide a new, better user experience. Under the hood, LXD uses LXC through liblxc and its Go binding to create and manage the containers. It's basically an alternative to LXC's tools and distribution template system with the added features that come from being controllable over the network.
    KVM
    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
    OpenVZ
    Virtuozzo leverages OpenVZ as its core of a virtualization solution offered by Virtuozzo company. Virtuozzo is optimized for hosters and offers hypervisor (VMs in addition to containers), distributed cloud storage, dedicated support, management tools, and easy installation.
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
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