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?