Microsoft Edge beta coming to Ubuntu and Debian first

Microsoft Edge on Linux

I think this news is more important to users who use both Windows and other operating systems than it is to the Linux community in general, but it is news and is related to Linux. We already knew that Microsoft Edge would arrive this month to systems that use the Linus Torvalds kernel, and now we know that where it will go first is Debian-based distributions, such as itself and the Ubuntu on which so many others are based.

This is stated by the company run by Satya Nadella, so we assume that the first thing they will release will be a DEB version from Microsoft Edge which can probably be downloaded from here and add the APT repository automatically. Later, the browser will also reach other distributions such as Fedora and openSUSE. As for the rest, we will have to wait a little longer, and probably use some binaries that, logically, should be made available to us.

Ubuntu and Debian will be the first to use Microsoft Edge this October

The browser of the company responsible for Windows is recovering the ground it lost with Internet Explorer for several reasons. Interestingly, one of them is that it is still compatible with the infamous browser, but more importantly, it happened to use the Chromium engine, which allows you, among other things, to use Google extensions. On the other hand, that Microsoft has switched to using this engine is good news for Chrome users as well, since those of the windows system are collaborating a lot on useful improvements.

With regards to official landing date, does not exist yet, but it should not be long if we take into account that we are already in the middle of October. When available, Microsoft Edge for Linux will arrive with some disabled features that they will enable over time. Are you interested in trying this browser on Linux?

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  1.   Bruno Werner said

    In my case no, I already got used to Firefox. But it is good that Microsoft and in general any company develop software for Linux. Because it could mean an increase in the use of Linux, if suddenly you can install the same programs as in Windows.

  2.   cgdesiderati said


  3.   anonymous said

    Are you interested in trying this browser on Linux?

    Yes, where do I get the source code to compile it?
    It is a GPL license I guess not?

  4.   Hector said

    DO NOT

  5.   Xhairo Dev said

    I work 70% of the time on Linux and the rest of the time on Windows. Both do sound very good to me and one of the best decisions MS could have made is to make the switch from Edge to Chromium as with each update it gets better and better.

    Chrome is a necessary evil and Firefox is only for nostalgic grandparents so I look forward to the announcement of availability on Linux to make it my default browser on my beloved Kubuntu.

    Dogs barking in 1..2 ..