How to install Pycharm 2021 on a Chromebook - Community Edition

Today we are looking at how to install a Pycharm 2021 Community Edition on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

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Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

We updated the commands to install the latest version of Pycharm and install one more dependency that some Chromebooks require

Commands Used:
1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install python3 python3-pip build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python3-dev default-jdk
3) wget
4) tar -xf pycharm-community-2021.3.tar.gz
5) cd pycharm-community-2021.3/bin
6) ./
7) sudo apt install menulibre
8) menulibre

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