Microsoft Edge For Linux (Preview) Arrives: Here’s How To Install

Microsoft Edge For Linux (Preview) Arrives: Here’s How To Install

Exactly one month ago, Microsoft officially announced that the preview version of Microsoft Edge for Linux would arrive in October and be available for download from the Edge Insider website through Dev Channel.

So whether you like it or not, Microsoft has finally made the first look at the Edge Chromium web browser available for Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions.

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As you may know, unlike the old Internet Explorer, Edge is a Chromium-based web browser whose stable version is already available for Windows 10, Windows 7/8 / 8.1, Android, iOS, macOS, devices. and is now coming to Linux.

Speaking of features, the preview is aimed at providing a better experience, especially for developers who want to build and test their sites and applications on Linux.

Therefore, Edge Preview contains the web platform and development tools such as basic rendering behaviors, extensions, browser development tools, and test automation.

Since Edge for Linux is currently a Dev Channel preview, you might miss out on end user features like signing in to Microsoft Edge through Microsoft account or AAD account. However, it does support logging in through local accounts.

Microsoft Edge for Linux (preview)

How to download and install Microsoft Edge on Linux?

The first and easiest method to install Microsoft Edge is to go to Edge Insider website, download the .deb or .rpm package available from Dev Channel, and then install it using an installer application or by running the command:

For the Debian package:

sudo dpkg -i microsoft-edge-dev-88.0.673.0-1.x86_64.deb

For the RPM package:

sudo rpm -i microsoft-edge-dev-88.0.673.0-1.x86_64.rpm

The second method is to configure PPA and install Microsoft Edge from Microsoft Linux Software Repository using your respective package management tool (Debian or RPM). You can follow the command line instructions below for the respective platforms:

For Debian / Ubuntu:

## Setup
$ curl | 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] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list'
$ sudo rm microsoft.gpg
## Install
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

For Fedora / Red Hat:

## Setup
$ sudo rpm --import
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo
$ sudo mv /etc/yum.repos.d/ /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-edge-dev.repo
## Install
$ sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev

For openSUSE:

## Setup
$ sudo rpm --import
$ sudo zypper ar microsoft-edge-dev
## Install
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-dev

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