The stable version of Microsoft's Edge browser is finally available for Linux. Here's how you can install it on your system.
Linux hosts a wide variety of software, from Internet browsers and office suites to productivity tools and games. In September 2020, Microsoft announced the release of its Edge browser for Linux-based operating systems and released a preview build for testing.
Finally, after a year, the stable version of Microsoft Edge is here and every Linux user can install it on their computer. Let's see how.
Install the stable version of Microsoft Edge
Although you can currently only find DEB and RPM packages on Microsoft's website, users running other mainstream distributions like Arch Linux and openSUSE can get their hands on the browser as well.
To install the Edge browser, Debian / Ubuntu and Fedora / CentOS users need to download the appropriate package from the website. If you are using a Debian based distribution, download the DEB package. On the other hand, users running RPM based distributions like Fedora will need to download the RPM package.
Download: Microsoft Edge
Then start a terminal and use the cd command to navigate to the directory where you saved the package. Finally, depending on the Linux distribution you are using, run one of the following commands.
Ubuntu and Debian users:
sudo dpkg -i microsoft-edge-stable – *. deb
On Fedora / CentOS and openSUSE:
sudo rpm -i microsoft-edge-stable – *. rpm
Users running Arch Linux can find the microsoft edge-stable Package in the Arch User Repository and can download the package using an AUR helper like yay.
yay -S microsoft-edge-stable
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Deepesh is Junior Editor for Linux at MUO. He writes informational guides on Linux with the aim of providing a blissful experience for all newbies. I'm not sure about movies, but if you want to talk about technology, he's your type. In his spare time he can be found reading books, listening to different genres of music, or playing guitar.
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