How you can Set up Microsoft Edge on Linux

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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Microsoft Edge is another Chromium-based web browser

Although Edge was initially based on the EdgeHTML browser engine and the Chakra JavaScript engine, Microsoft later completely redesigned the browser by implementing the open source Chromium codebase. Several Internet browsers that are widely used today are based on Chromium, examples being Google Chrome and Opera.

Almost every Chromium-based web browser is packed with robust features and additional support. This is probably the main reason people are more inclined to use Chromium derivatives instead of the original browser.

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Deepesh Sharma
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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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