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Microsoft Edge now available on Linux – Microsofters

After some development time, the Microsoft Edge team is happy to announce the upcoming arrival of Edge to Linux. Breaking with its past, Microsoft announced the arrival of its browser under Linux, something unthinkable a few years ago.

Microsoft Edge now available on Linux

With this release, Microsoft Edge is now available for all major desktop and mobile platforms. And the Edge team is especially excited to offer web developers the same web platform. Consistent and powerful development tools on macOS or Windows. So that we can create and test in our preferred environment and be sure the experience will be the same. For security researchers, they are also accepting applications for the Microsoft Edge Rewards program on Linux.

Today’s version is compatible with Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE distributions. In the future, it is planned to offer weekly releases at the typical Dev Channel pace alongside other supported platforms. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to install Microsoft Edge on your distro, what to expect from the dev channel, and how to share your feedback.

Installing Microsoft Edge on Linux

There are two ways to get started with Microsoft Edge on Linux. The simplest approach is to download and install a .deb or .rpm package directly from the Microsoft Edge Insider site, which will configure the system to receive future automatic updates.

If you prefer, Microsoft Edge can also be installed from Microsoft’s Linux software repository. With the standard package management tools for your distribution, following the instructions below:

Installation on Debian / Ubuntu

To install Microsoft Edge, we first need to configure the Microsoft repository on the device by running these commands in Terminal:

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

Once done, we install Microsoft Edge Dev:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

Once Microsoft Edge is installed, it is possible to update manually by running sudo apt update. And then sudo apt upgrade (to update all packages) or sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev (to update Microsoft Edge Dev only.)

To uninstall Microsoft Edge, run the following commands in Terminal:

sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-dev
sudo rm -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list

Installation on Fedora

First, we configure the Microsoft repository:

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

Then install Microsoft Edge:

sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev

To uninstall we run:

sudo dnf remove microsoft-edge-dev

Installation in openSUSE

First, we configure the Microsoft repository:

sudo rpm –import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
sudo zypper ar https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge microsoft-edge-dev

Next, we install Microsoft Edge:

sudo zypper update
sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-dev

To uninstall, run:

sudo zypper remove microsoft-edge-dev

What to expect from this first version

With the initial preview, the goal is to provide a representative experience for developers who want to build and test their sites and applications on Linux. The characteristics of the web platform and development tools. This includes core rendering behaviors, extensions, browser developer tools, and test automation features. In general, they should behave consistently with other platforms such as macOS and Windows.

Some features and services for end users may not yet be fully activated. In particular, the initial version only supports local accounts and does not support logging into Microsoft Edge through a Microsoft or AAD account, or features that require logging in (such as sync settings, bookmarks, etc.). These features will be available in a future preview.

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