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Using PowerShell on chromeOS Flex

On an older laptop, I use chromeOS Flex. Easy to install and for simple web browsing, it’s a perfect solution without any license requirement. But yeah… I also wanted to use PowerShell on that. This blog post will show you how to install and use PowerShell on chromeOS Flex.


Installing PowerShell

Now that you have Linux shell access, you can install PowerShell by following these steps:

Running PowerShell

Now that you installed PowerShell, you can run it from the Terminal using pwsh

harmveenstra@penguin:~$ pwsh 
PowerShell 7.2.7
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.
Type 'help' to get help.

PS /home/harmveenstra>

Installing Visual Studio Code

Having PowerShell available is excellent, but even better is to have VSCode available too 🙂 You can install that by following these steps:

And you can start writing code on your chromeOS Flex machine:

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