How to Install Microsoft Edge on Linux
Linux is home to a plethora of software, ranging from internet browsers and office suites to productivity tools and games. In September 2020, Microsoft announced the release of its Edge browser for Linux-based OSes and released a preview build for testing.
Finally, after a year, the stable version of Microsoft Edge is here and any Linux user can install it on their machine. Let’s see how.
Installing the Stable Version of Microsoft Edge
Although currently, you can only find DEB and RPM packages on the Microsoft website, users running other mainstream distros like Arch Linux and openSUSE can also get their hands on the browser.
To install the Edge browser, Debian/Ubuntu and Fedora/CentOS users will have to download the appropriate package from the website. If you’re using a Debian-based distro, download the DEB package. On the other hand, users running RPM-based distros like Fedora will have to download the RPM package.
Download: Microsoft Edge
Then, launch a terminal and using the cd command, navigate to the directory where you’ve stored the package. Finally, run either of the following commands depending on the Linux distro you’re using.
Ubuntu and Debian users:
sudo dpkg -i microsoft-edge-stable-*.deb
On Fedora/CentOS and openSUSE:
sudo rpm -i microsoft-edge-stable-*.rpm
Users running Arch Linux can find the microsoft-edge-stable package in the Arch User Repository and can download the package using an AUR helper like yay.
yay -S microsoft-edge-stable
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Deepesh is the Junior Editor for Linux at MUO. He writes informational guides on Linux, aiming to provide a blissful experience to all newcomers. Not sure about movies, but if you want to talk about technology, he’s your guy. In his free time, you can find him reading books, listening to different music genres, or playing his guitar.
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November 5, 2021 at 06:31AM