Microsoft Finally Launches Edge for Linuxby karen minton I am a software engineer
Yes, you heard it right. Microsoft Edge finally lands on Linux. Now, users can download it on their Linux systems. Edge will be available for download on the Linux systems in the preview build. Microsoft introduced the Edge browser for macOS devices earlier this year, and now it has come up with the announcement of its new Chromium-based Edge browser for the devices that run on Linux.
Microsoft has recently released its Edge browser for Linux devices. With this major release, it can now be downloaded on all the major operating systems: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and now on Linux too. Now the developers can easily build up their sites and test them accordingly using similar configurations on Windows and macOS. The Linux version of the Edge browser features similar tools and web platforms to work on.
The current preview build version of Edge for the Linux browser offers a vast number of extensively popular Linux distros, including Debian, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora, and more. Proceeding further, Microsoft has planned to launch weekly builds just the same way it releases for its other Dev channels. However, being a preview build version, users might find a lack of end-user features and services. In this very first version, some features are yet to be added, like signing in to Edge with an AAD or Microsoft account, settings sync that needs users to be signed in, and more. These features are expected to be added in the upcoming updates.
How to Install Microsoft Edge on Linux?
Microsoft has listed two ways with which the users can install their Chromium-based browser on the Linux devices. The users can get started with Edge on Linux by directly downloading and installing either .deb or the .rpm package from the website of Microsoft Edge Insider. Your system will get configured automatically to receive the upcoming updates whenever they become available.
Also, the Edge browser can be installed from the Linux Software Repository of the company. Users can use Microsoft’s standard package management tools that are specifically for distribution purposes. The instructions mentioned regarding the “Command line installation” available for Debian/Ubuntu or Fedora/openSUSE need to be followed on the Microsoft Edge Insider site.
The Linux users can download this preview build and begin its testing on their Linux systems. The researchers can start their process of searching and submit vulnerabilities if any arises. They can submit the issues and their solutions to the Edge Bounty Program of Microsoft. Researchers have an amazing chance of earning from over $1,000 to $30,000, depending on the severity of the bugs that they figured out in the browser.
So, this was all about the Linux version of Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser. This browser was launched back in January, and since then, Microsoft has continuously updated its additional functions, and now the company presents it for the Linux device. We suppose that it will be getting a similar response from the users over the days coming ahead.
Daisy Martin is a qualified IT engineer by education. After working in the IT sector for a decade, she began writing about it two years ago. She loves to write about emerging technology like office.com/setup.
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