If we talk about browsers in Linux distribution, then there are many choices out there. Popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox to open-source browsers like GNOME Web and Basilisk.
But one browser makes its way to Linux after a long time: Microsoft Edge. In 2021 Microsoft makes its Edge browser public for all Linux users. So if you were a Edge user on Windows and wanted to try it again, then this guide can be useful for you.
Download Microsoft Edge from website
There are basically two ways to download the browser on your system. One is from their website and the other is from the terminal.
Let’s start with the first method.
Step1 – Search for Microsoft Edge for Linux in your browser and go to their website.
Step2 – On their website you will see a big download button. Click on it, and a dropdown menu will appear. From which you must choose between .deb and .rpm.
Download the .rmp file if you use a Linux distribution based on RHEL and SUSE, like Fedora and CentOS.
If you use a Debian-based system like Ubuntu or Linux Mint, you can download the .deb package.
Step3 – Next open download folder. And double click on the file. Once you run the file, it will open with a package installer. Where you must click on the install package.
Step4 – And finally after a few clicks your app will be downloaded on your system.
Download Microsoft Edge from terminal
If you don’t like going outside from your terminal, then you might not like the first method. But don’t worry, we also have a command line instruction too that you can paste into your terminal and in no time your browser will be installed on your system.
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /usr/share/keyrings/
sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/microsoft.gpg] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-beta.list’
sudo rm microsoft.gpg
sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable
You can also download the beta and dev version of Microsoft edge too, where you got new features update early as compared to stable version.