Can I run different programs and apps on a Chromebook?

Asked 10-May-2022
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  • If you can't find an app that meets your needs on the web, all Chromebooks can run Android apps from the Google Play Store, which has over 250 million apps.
  • For Chrome OS, use CrossOver.
  • Start typing the name of the programme you want in the Search Applications box. Names will be suggested by CrossOver. To get started, click Install on the appropriate one.
  • CrossOver will now download and install the appropriate files from the internet, depending on the programme.
  • Follow the installation steps as you would for any other Windows programme.
  • Change the target folder only if necessary! You are correct, Chrome OS does not contain a 'C:Program FilesPaint.NET' directory, but leave it as is. In CrossOver, changing the destination folder frequently produces issues.
  • Once the process is complete, you'll notice Installation Completed. Even though you can see a prompt for I don't start the application yet.

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