The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is now available for Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE) through the Dev Channel, and you can download and install it using GUI or terminal commands.
Although this is not the final version, this first build includes many of the features already available on Windows 10, including support for extensions, browser DevTools, and core rendering behaviors. However, Microsoft reveals that some features are still not present. For example, this initial build only supports local accounts, and you can’t sign in to the browser with a Microsoft account. Also, the ability to syncing settings and favorites are not yet included.
According to the company, since the browser is available through the Dev Channel, there will be weekly build releases that will in sync with the Dev Channel for other platforms.
- How to install Microsoft Edge on Linux
- How to install Microsoft Edge using commands on Linux
- How to uninstall Microsoft Edge using commands on Linux
How to install Microsoft Edge on Linux
To install the Microsoft Edge app on Ubuntu or another flavor of Linux, use these steps:
Under the “Dev Channel” section, click the Download button.Quick note: If you have a distribution like Red Hat that requires a different installer, then use the down-arrow button and select the .rpm option.
Click the Accept and download button to begin the download.
Double-click the *.deb file to launch the installer.
Click the Install button to install Edge on Linux.
Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will install, and it’ll be available from app menu.
How to install Microsoft Edge using commands on Linux
To install the Edge app using command lines, use these steps:
Type the following command and press Enter:
sudo apt update
Type the following command to install Microsoft Edge on Linux and press Enter:
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev
After you complete the steps, the preview version of Edge will install on your Linux distribution. After the process, you can open the app from the app launcher.
How to uninstall Microsoft Edge using commands on Linux
To uninstall the Edge browser using Ubuntu commands, use these steps:
Type the following command to uninstall Microsoft Edge on Linux and press Enter:
sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-dev
Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will be removed from your Linux distribution.