Microsoft has been working on the new and improved version of Edge which is now based on the Chromium browser. During the annual conference in 2019, the team announced that Edge will also be available on Linux, and during Microsoft Ignite 2020 in October, they came through with their promise and announced the availability of Microsoft Edge on Linux as a dev preview.
Now that you can check out the app on your Linux machine for yourself how do you go about it?
How to Install Microsoft Edge on Linux
The easiest way to set the dev preview app on your machine is to install its
.deb or .
rpm package for Debian and similar distros or openSUSE and similar OSes, respectively.
If you would rather complete the entire process via the terminal then below are the commands that will add the necessary repository to your machine.
Install Microsoft Edge on Debian/Ubuntu & Mint
$ curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg $ sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list' $ sudo rm microsoft.gpg $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev
Install Microsoft Edge on Fedora
$ sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc $ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge $ sudo mv /etc/yum.repos.d/packages.microsoft.com_yumrepos_edge.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-edge-dev.repo $ sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev
Install Microsoft Edge on openSUSE
$ sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc $ sudo zypper ar https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge microsoft-edge-dev $ sudo zypper refresh $ sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-dev
Are you excited about Microsoft Edge‘s availability on Linux? Do you think there are potential advantages its users Linux will over other browsers? Microsoft-specific offers perhaps? I’m eager to find out.
In the meantime, feel free to get your hands dirty with the dev preview version and let us know what you think about the browser in general among other things. The discussion section is below.