Microsoft in recent times has upped their games when it comes to web browsers. Microsoft Edge is a pretty decent alternative to those of you who are still using Chrome on Linux. Chrome has been known to hog the system & is now exactly best when it comes to privacy. Microsoft has worked on these concerns & has created a good web browser in Microsft Edge.

Edge has been available on Windows for some time & on Mac since last year. But Microsoft Edge on Linux is currently available on the DEV preview channel & might take some time to release a stable build, but it’s still worth it to install it on a Linux system.

In this tutorial, we will learn to install Microsoft Edge on Linux system. Currently Edge is available in .deb & .rpm packages. Let’s discuss the installation procedure now.

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Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu / Debian

We first need to download the .deb package from the Official Website. Download the package using the following command,

$ wget

Next install it using the following command,

$ sudo dpkg -i microsoft-edge-dev_88.0.702.0-1_amd64.deb

There is another way to install Edge using the official Microsoft repositories. Run the following commands to add the PPA on the Ubuntu system,

$ curl | 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] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list'

$ sudo rm microsoft.gpg

Now install it using the following command,

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

We now have Microsoft Edge installed on the Ubuntu system, just open browser from the application menu.

Install Microsoft Edge on Fedora / CentOS / RHEL

Edge also has official RPM packages that we can install on Fedora or CentOS or RHEL etc. Download the RPM package using the following command,

$ wget

Now install the RPM file using the either yum or rpm command,

$ rpm -ivh microsoft-edge-dev-88.0.702.0-1.x86_64.rpm


$ yum install microsoft-edge-dev-88.0.702.0-1.x86_64.rpm

On the latest Fedora or CentOS/RHEL 8, we can also install Microsoft Edge using the official repository. Add the official repository using the following command,

$ sudo rpm --import

$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo

$ sudo mv /etc/yum.repos.d/ /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-edge-dev.repo

Once the official repository has been added, we can now install edge with the following command,

$ dnf install microsoft-edge-dev

Install Microsoft Edge on openSUSE

To install edge on openSUSE, we need to first add the repo,

$ sudo rpm --import

 $ sudo zypper ar microsoft-edge-dev

Now install it using the below-mentioned commands,

$ sudo zypper refresh

$ sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-dev

This completes our tutorial on how to install Microsoft Edge on Linux. Please feel free to send in any questions or queries using the comment box below.

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