Getting started with Linux AppImages on your Chromebook

Snaps, Flatpaks and AppImage are all unique in how they are packaged but they all attempt to accomplish the same task. That task is to be a “universal” package that can be downloaded and will run on any Linux distro without the need for the packaged being in a repository. The packages generally contain all of the necessary dependencies as well as the scripts needed to run the application. While Snaps will need some work to be a viable option on Chrome OS, Flatpaks and AppImages are a great option for users wanting to get their feet wet with Linux apps that are easy to install.