Microsoft Edge on Linux: How to Download And Install

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Good news for Linux users; Microsoft Edge, the web browser which recently has taken the second place of most used web browsers just behind Google Chrome has just been released on Linux by Microsoft. Follow the steps below to download and install Microsoft Edge on Linux.

The new browser will have managed to make its place in the market after only a few months. Microsoft Edge is a web browser based on Chromium. The same core code engine on which Google Chrome is based on. Chromium provides a user interface, web rendering engine, and most of the features present on most of Chromium-based browsers like Chrome, Vivaldi, or Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge (on which this article is written on btw) is a relatively appreciated web browser by users. If you want a Google Chrome but stripped down from all Google-related features then Edge is made for you.

How to download and install Microsoft Edge on Linux.

Follow the steps below to install Microsoft Edge on Linux

  1. Go to https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/
  2. Download the packages based on your distro (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE)
  3. Launch installation

How to download and install Microsoft Edge on Linux using Terminal

Follow the steps below to install Microsoft Edge on Linux using terminal on Ubuntu or Debian.

1.Open terminal

2.Type the following command to setup Microsoft Edge

  • 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

Type the following command to execute installation of Microsoft Edge on Linux

  • sudo apt update
  • sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

That’s it Microsoft Edge is now installed, just launch it and visit your favorite website (Techlou.com)

This is how you download and install Microsoft Edge on Linux (Ubuntu, Debian). or you can just support Firefox, the last browser which is not another Chromium clone, or even install WindowsFX 10, the Linux that looks like Windows

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