Microsoft Edge for Linux
At the Ignite 2020 conference that opened on September 22, Microsoft announced that the Linux version of Edge will be available in the Dev preview channel from October this year.
At the Ignite 2020 conference that opened on September 22, Microsoft announced that the Linux version of Edge will be available in the Dev preview channel from October this year. Now, Microsoft has released the first Edge Dev Channel version for Linux , supporting Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE distributions.
Microsoft said that it will continue to maintain the same release rhythm as the development channel versions of other platforms, and release a new version every week.
There are two ways to install Microsoft Edge on Linux. The specific steps are as follows:
- Download and install the .deb or .rpm package directly from the Microsoft Edge Insider site . This will configure your system to receive future automatic updates.
- Follow the "command line installation" instructions on the Microsoft Edge Insider website ( deb / rpm ) to install Microsoft Edge from Microsoft's Linux software repository using the release's standard package management tool .
Kyle Pflug, head of Microsoft’s Developer Experience Department, said that the initial preview is designed to provide a representative experience for developers who want to build and test their websites and applications on Linux. Web platform and developer tool features (including core rendering behavior, extensions, browser DevTools, and test automation features) should generally behave in line with other platforms such as macOS and Windows.
Currently, some end-user functions and services have not been fully enabled. The initial version only supports local accounts, and does not support logging in to Microsoft Edge through a Microsoft account or AAD account, or functions that require login (such as synchronizing user settings, favorites, etc.) Kyle Pflug said that these features will be available in future preview versions.