How to install Visual Studio Code on a Chromebook in 2021

Today we are looking at how to install VS Code on a Chromebook in 2021.  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.

Commands Used:
1) sudo apt update

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Direct download link for 32Bit Chromebooks (all Chromebooks with a MediaTek or Rockchip CPUs):

Download Link (as in video):

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All Currently Supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support

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