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You can now download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) for Linux



Microsoft announced that the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is now available for Linux users. The company said that they will provide weekly updates in sync with the Dev Channel on other platforms, and as this is still in the early preview state, you may experience bugs or unexpected behaviors.

 

This version of Microsoft Edge supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions of the Linux operating system. Edge Insiders in the Dev channel for Linux can download it and start providing feedback to Microsoft.

 

You can now download the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) for Linux

 

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

 

If you prefer, you can also install Microsoft Edge from Microsoft's Linux Software Repository using your distribution's standard package management tools, by following the "Command line installation" instructions on the Microsoft Edge Insider site (deb/rpm).

 

"With our initial preview release, we’re aiming to provide a representative experience for developers who want to build and test their sites and apps on Linux. Web platform and developer tools features, including core rendering behaviors, extensions, browser DevTools, and test automation features, should generally behave consistently with other platforms like macOS and Windows.", said Microsoft.

 

Microsoft also said that the initial release supports local accounts only, and does not support signing in to Microsoft Edge via a Microsoft Account or AAD account, or features which require signing in. And they assured that those features will be added in future preview builds.

 


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