As a Firefox user, this is not the most important news in the world for me, but it will be for those who mainly use Windows, do not want to use Chrome or want to use Microsoft's browser and want to do it also on macOS, Linux and other devices. mobiles. And this is what has been confirmed to happen soon: Microsoft Edge, which is now based on Chromium and referred to by some media as Edgium, is coming to Linux next month.
Microsoft is planning to release a preview version of its "new" browser for Linux in October, something that had already been confirmed last november but we were still waiting for more news. Initially, when available, it can be downloaded from the Insiders website from Microsoft Edge, and after installation you will probably also add your repository so that you can install future updates.
Microsoft Edge switched to using the Chromium engine without forgetting Internet Explorer compatibility
Microsoft has not given much information about the functions coming to Linux in October, but everything seems to indicate that most of them will also be available to users of operating systems that use the kernel developed by Linus Torvalds. What they have said is that it will be easier to manage the Internet Explorer mode inside by Edge. With this mode, some businesses can continue to use their old websites safely without having to touch the infamous browser that was available in previous versions of Windows.
On the other hand, Microsoft has also announced that it is working on a kiosk mode for your browser. For those who do not know this mode, it is an option that launches the browser in full screen and without extras, such as the navigation bar.
Personally, I am not one of the users who is looking forward to the arrival of Microsoft Edge to Linux, first because I am a Firefox user and second because to use something based on Chromium I have lots of alternatives, but I understand that it may be interesting news for some users. Is it for you?