Root6712033dBasically nothing anyone ever does makes sense, so. Yeah.
Demolishun796833dI worked for a company that blocked access to Ubuntu repos for servers I was maintaining. It was hell getting work done there.
giacometti3033dDepends on your company, but honestly you can probably get away with downloading what you need if you can justify it. I worked with a guy once who installed Linux without partitioning, and totally bypassed our (shitty, slow, unnecessary) security software. It was causing NPM installations to run for like 8 minutes, and where does that time get billed? Lol
They lifted that ban on engineers when It got tired of being hounded by devs for admin rights to install tools... So basically make it a daily nag, they give up 😅