A few hours ago, Microsoft Build 2020 was held, a software conference of the company that develops, among other things, the Windows operating system. In it, important things have been presented, such as new functions in WSL (Windows Susbystem for Linux) that will soon allow us to run Linux apps with GUI directly from Windows 10. But what perhaps most interests us Linux users is the software that we can use in our operating system, like the browser Edge Chromium.
Microsoft gave up on its browser a long time ago. Internet Explorer gave way to Microsoft Edge and the new browser took a step further by changing its engine to another based on Chromium, which on the internet we refer to as Edgium or Edge Chromium. Last November, the company made official its arrival to Linux, and yesterday we could see it running on a Linux distribution with a GNOME graphical environment.
Edge Chromium is coming to Linux… but when is not yet known
- Zhuowen Cui (@zhuowencui) May 19, 2020
The image that is circulating on the network has been shared by Twitter user Zhuowen Cui. Taking into account that the upper bar is not totally black, what we can almost assure is that it is a Linux distribution which uses the GNOME graphical environment, but it doesn't appear to be one of the latest versions of Ubuntu or the bar would be black. In addition, the fact that they have removed all the apps from the Dock does not help us to know what distribution it is, something we could guess from the "bloatware" or software that it includes by default.
Currently Edge Chromium available only for Windows and macOS on desktop systems, but there is also a version for Android and iOS mobiles. It's coming to Linux soon too, but they haven't mentioned when yet. Are you interested in trying Microsoft's browser on your Linux distribution or do you prefer Chrome / Chromium?