You can now download Microsoft Edge preview builds for Linux

Microsoft Edge Linux

Microsoft today announced the availability of Microsoft Edge preview builds for Linux. With this release, Microsoft Edge is now available for all major desktop and mobile platforms. If you are running Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions, you can download Microsoft Edge browser today. From next week, Microsoft will release typical Dev Channel build alongside other supported platforms.

Here’s how you can download Microsoft Edge for Linux:

The simplest way it to download and install a .deb or .rpm package directly from the Microsoft Edge site.

You can also download and install Microsoft Edge from Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository by following the below steps:

Installing on Debian/Ubuntu

To install Microsoft Edge, you’ll first need to set up Microsoft’s repository on your device by running these commands in Terminal:

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list'
sudo rm microsoft.gpg

Once this is done, install Microsoft Edge Dev:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

Once Microsoft Edge is installed, you can update manually by running sudo apt update, then sudo apt upgrade (to update all packages), or sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev (to update Microsoft Edge Dev only.)

To uninstall Microsoft Edge, run the following commands in Terminal:

sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-dev
sudo rm -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list

Installing on Fedora

First, set up Microsoft’s repository:

sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge
sudo mv /etc/yum.repos.d/packages.microsoft.com_yumrepos_edge.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-edge-dev.repo

Next, install Microsoft Edge: sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev

To uninstall, run: sudo dnf remove microsoft-edge-dev

Installing on openSUSE

First, set up Microsoft’s repository:

sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
sudo zypper ar https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge microsoft-edge-dev

Next, install Microsoft Edge:
sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-dev

To uninstall, run: sudo zypper remove microsoft-edge-dev

Source: Microsoft

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