After two new Canary updates rolled out over the weekend those interested can now install Debian Linux packages on the Chrome OS platform, albeit in the highly experimental channel of Chrome OS. Gabriel Brangers from the Chrome Unboxed website explains more about the installation process and the new updates which have made it possible for Chromebox systems to launch Debian(.deb) Linux packages.
“After two Canary updates this weekend, I was pleased to find this function is now working in the highly experimental channel of Chrome OS. There are a couple of dependencies in order to prepare the Linux side to install and run Debian packages. Most terminal users will be very familiar with the commands and have likely already implemented them but for those who may attempt to get this up and running, you will need to run the following commands in your Terminal.
I was able to get Chrome for Linux up and running in no time. From there, I decided to give a few more apps a try. Seeing that the original code from the Chromium repository referenced Visual Studio Code, I thought that a good one to try.”
For more information on installing Debian Linux packages on Chrome OS Jump over to the official Chrome Unboxed website for full instructions and details.