It's official: Edge Chromium, Microsoft's browser, is coming to Linux

Edge Chromium on Linux

Personally, I don't like to say that something is official until it is a reality, but sometimes it has to be done. And it is that in April Microsoft said which Edge Chromium, the version of your Chromium-based web browser, could arrive on Linux, as early as September they told us They were working on it and yesterday, November 4, they gave the official yes so that we can use the proposal of the company that Satya Nadella runs on Linux.

They did so during the State of the Browser session at their Ignite 2019 conference that took place in Orlando. They have also given other details, such as that Edge Chromium will be available from January 15. Currently, it can be tested in beta if we download the installer from this link. Logically, if we try to download it right now from Linux it will tell us that it is not compatible with our operating system.

Microsoft unveiled the new Edge Chromium logo

These days also revealed the new logo Microsoft Edge, the one in the center of the header image. After a time when it used an E similar to Internet Explorer, it seems that Microsoft has decided to leave the famous browser behind and focus on a future in which its proposal is a better option, in part to prevent us from switching to Firefox or Google's Chrome.

As for what we would get if we installed Edge on Linux, I think it is clear that initially we would have a Chromium-based browser designed by Microsoft. Most of the cool browsers out there are based on Chromium and can use Chrome extensions, something we could also do in Edge. On the other hand, those of us who have tried it on Windows have noticed that it is more fluid than the Chrome developed by Google. We would also get Microsoft tools, such as the ability to draw on web pages, and better integration with products from the Redmond company.

Will you install Edge on Linux when it's available?


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  1.   Leo said

    I would try it, obviously I would have it as a third option, after my Firefox and Opera, which is the second on my computer.

  2.   01101001b said

    Good ... with the lack of one more variant of Chromium (Chromium, Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, FF, GNUzilla ...) x or if it is M $ then surely it is better (ignore it).

    1.    Dhouard said

      If by FF you mean Firefox, I'm afraid you're wrong, because it uses its own engine.