๐Ÿ’ปSet up Development Environment on Chromebook

Set up Linux on your Chromebook

Linux is a feature that lets you develop software using your Chromebook. Install Linux command line tools, code editors, and IDEs (integrated development environments) on your Chromebook. These can be used to write code, create apps, and more.

Important: If you use your Chromebook at work or school, you might be unable to use Linux. For more information, contact your administrator.

Turn on Linux

Linux is off by default. You can turn it on at any time from Settings.

  1. On your Chromebook, at the bottom right, select the time.

  2. Next to "Linux development environment," select Turn On.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions(default settings). Setup can take 10 minutes or more.

  4. A terminal window opens. You have a Debian 11 (Bullseye) environment. You can run Linux commands, install more tools using the APT package manager, and customize your shell.

Accessing Linux environment:

Update and install development tools:

Once the setup is complete, a terminal window will open. You can use the following commands to update the package list and install basic development tools:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

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