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Microsoft Edge For Linux Is Now Available: Follow The Installation Guide

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A month ago, Microsoft announced the arrival of the Microsoft Edge preview build for Linux in October, accessible for download on the Edge Insider website through the Dev Channel.

Now, the first preview of the Edge Chromium web browser is available for Linux-based systems, covering Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions.

Unlike Internet Explorer, Edge is a Chromium-based browser with a stable version already on Windows 10, Windows 7/8/8.1, Android, iOS, macOS, and now arriving on Linux.

The preview release focuses on improving the experience for developers who wish to create and test their sites and apps on Linux.

The Edge preview includes web platform features and developer tools like core rendering behaviors, extensions, browser DevTools, and test automation.

As the Edge for Linux is a Dev Channel preview, some end-user features like signing in via Microsoft Account are not available yet, but it does support signing in through local accounts.

Steps To Download And Install Microsoft Edge On Linux:

The easiest way to install Microsoft Edge is by visiting the Edge Insider website, downloading the .deb or .rpm package from the Dev Channel, and then installing using an installer app or running the command:

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For Debian package:

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

For RPM package:

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

Another method involves setting up PPA and installing Microsoft Edge from Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository using your respective package management tool (Debian or RPM). Follow the command line instructions below for the respective platforms:

For Debian/Ubuntu:

## Setup
$ 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
## Install
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

For Fedora/Red Hat:

## Setup
$ 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
## Install
$ sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev

For openSUSE:

## Setup
$ sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
$ sudo zypper ar https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge microsoft-edge-dev
## Install
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-dev

Are you considering using it as your daily browser? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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