How to install OnlyOffice on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install OnlyOffice on a Chromebook.

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This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

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1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can always remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

2) 00:38
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will prepare our system to install OnlyOffice.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

2.1)  This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

2.2) 01:18 This command will install a package which OnlyOffice requires.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then. 

sudo apt install libnss3

3) 01:42
Now we will continue to the next part of the installation, and that is to install download and install OnlyOffice.

3.1) Firstly, we will download OnlyOffice, the DEB package, from their official website

3.2) 02:17 Now we will open the installer in our file manager, right click on the installer and install it.

5) 02:45 Now we will launch OnlyOffice and test it out