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How to install RealWorld Software on the crap known as ChromeOS
Animelove_1105
on February 27th

Hey there. Are you stuck with a slow Chromebook? Or one of the like, five people with a Chromebox? Ya want to make cursors without the limits of the Web Cursor Editor? Well, you're in enough luck! Here is a lil tutorial on how to install and use RealWorld Software of your choice (or mainly any windows program) on ChromeOS!
Thought I'd make this because there's people on the site that asked about this, so I made a more detailed tutorial.

Note: To do this, you need a device with x86 or x86_64 hardware. Your device also must not be managed by an organization.

1. Install Linux on ChormeOS
To do so, follow the instructions seen here: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/9145439?hl=en
Once Linux is installed, continue on.

2. Install Wine via the Terminal
Wine is the program you're going to use to be able to run Windows programs on your device. To do so, put the following commands in the Terminal:

# Enable 32-bit architecture for Wine
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
# Downloading and adding the Wine security key
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
# Adding the Wine repository to the system
echo "deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
# Update the repository of Linux apps
sudo apt update
# Installing Wine itself! Press Enter if prompted to confirm the app installation.
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable winbind
# Adds additional packages for Wine. Also opens the configure page.
winecfg
# (optional) This installs nemo, a dedicated file explore for Linux.
sudo apt install nemo

3. Install the software of your choice
Now that stuff is done, you can now install the RealWorld Software of your choice (it is best to use the portable versions). You can also do the same for any other compatible Windows software.

4. Opening the software
Open the software in Wine by opening it from nemo, or by using the following command:

wine [file-name].exe
# Note: the exe file must be within the Linux Files folder.

Now you can use RealWorld software to the bare minimum! You may experience a few issues, but you should be able to get the general program working. :-)

Quitting
on February 29th

No offence, but why would anyone use the chromeos crap? is literally limited, linux is better, anyone using chromeos should install linux on it

eeveelover64
on February 29th

bcause not everyone is fortunate nor wants to fucking install linux bro, start thinking about the people in question instead of urself

Quitting
on March 15th

alr sorry

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