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On this article, we are going to look at how to install Pycharm IDE on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04. Pycharm IDE is Python Integrated Environment providing a whole lot of tools necessary for Python developers. It comes with so many python oriented features thus referred to as the best IDE for Python projects. It offers an ambient environment for productive Python, data science development and the web. There is a free edition of Pycharm IDE known as the community edition and the paid version called the professional edition. For our case, we will see how to to install Pycharm IDE on Pop!_OS, the community edition. You can visit the jetbrains site to understand more on the features of Pycharm IDE. The paid version has got more advanced features than the community edition.

Install Pycharm IDE on pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04

The following is a step by step process on how to install Pycharm IDE on Pop!_OS, the community edition. Stay tuned to the last step and you will successfully get Pycharm IDE installed in your system. Some of the prerequisites for the installation include the folowing;

  • Minimum of 4GB RAM
  • Recommended amount of 5GB disk space
  • Monitor resolution of 1920×1080 is recommended
  • On the Operation System you should have the latest 64-bit version of Windows, macOS, or Linux (for example, Debian, Ubuntu, or RHEL)

Step 1. Update your System

To update your system, use the command below;

sudo apt update

Step 2. Download the tool box App from Jetbrains

You can download the jetbrains products from the jetbrains toolbox app. Download the toolbox app directly using the wget or curl command.


The output;

[email protected]:~$ wget
--2021-06-30 10:45:27--
Resolving (,, 2a05:d018:93b:d103:7347:f850:2498:23ed, ...
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: [following]
--2021-06-30 10:45:28--
Resolving (,,, ...
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 93212386 (89M) [binary/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘jetbrains-toolbox-1.18.7609.tar.gz’

jetbrains-toolbox-1 100%[===================>]  88.89M  3.92MB/s    in 20s

2021-06-30 10:45:49 (4.54 MB/s) - ‘jetbrains-toolbox-1.18.7609.tar.gz’ saved [93212386/93212386]

Step 3. Extract the downloaded file

Once the download is done, extract the downloaded file using the command below;

tar xvf jetbrains-toolbox-1.18.7609.tar.gz

Change directory to the created one;

cd jetbrains-toolbox-*/

The output;

[email protected]:~$ cd jetbrains-toolbox-*/
[email protected]:~/jetbrains-toolbox-1.18.7609$

Run the installer and then follow the steps on the window wizard that appears;


Step 4. Accept the User License Agreement

On the agreement tap on accept, to allow the set up to continue.

Step 5. Install the Edition you prefer

It could be the community or professional edition depending on the one that is suitable for you. To install any of the above, tap on install on the one you have chosen, and wait for the download to finish, once the installation is done, ensure that you agree to the terms and conditions of Jetbrains;

Step 6. Launch the installed Pycharm IDE

Once the installation is done, launch Pycharm IDE from the GUI, by going to activities, then show applications, search for the application and it will open right up when you tap on it;

Now that You have managed to successfully install Pycharm IDE on POp!_OS, and is at your disposal, you can begin using it as you wish.

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