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How to install atom or vs code on a Chromebook

eduardfaus profile image Eduard Faus ・1 min read

Short Read about why I'm making this tutorial

Hello, my name is Eduard I've coded as a hobby for a long time now and have used many code editors during the way. I've used different operating systems from Linux to Mac to Windows, but due to me being on a trip (don't worry its a road trip I'm following COVID guidelines) I have to use a Chromebook. I have been pleasantly surprised that Chromebooks now natively support Linux and you can install awesome apps. I've decided to teach others how to install these apps.

Prerequisites:

Chromebook with Linux(Beta) Installed

Installation for visual studio code/Atom:

1. Go to https://code.visualstudio.com/ or https://atom.io/

2. Download the .deb file

3. Right click the file in the file manager and click Install with linux (beta)

4.The app is installed as a normal chromebook app so enjoy

Final Thoughts

Oh my God that was so simple.

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Evan B

Thank you! do you notice any different performance... or does it run fine?

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It worked a little slow on my chrome book because it isn’t very good but it was still usable I can tell you that snap apps do run slow so stick with deb files.

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dont self promote you failure of a human being

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Anderson Ismael Couto da Silva

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