Microsoft has just announced that Edge for Linux is available for download on the Dev channel, allowing platform users to try out the Chromium-based browser.
"With this version, Microsoft Edge is now available for all major desktop and laptop platforms. We are very excited to offer web developers the same consistent and powerful web platform and developer tools as in macOS or Windows, so you can create and test in your preferred environment and be confident in the experience your customers will have. on other devices. For security researchers, we now accept submissions for the Microsoft Edge Bounty Program on Linux, ”says Microsoft.
The first preview versions of Microsoft Edge for Linux can be installed on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and OpenSuSE distributions. Microsoft says Dev versions for Linux will be updated according to the company's standard calendar, which means new releases will be released every week.
Microsoft updates the Canary channel daily, while Dev receives updates on a weekly basis. Beta and fixed versions are updated every six weeks.
"There are two ways to get started with Microsoft Edge on Linux. The simplest approach is to download and install a .deb or .rpm package directly from the Microsoft Edge Insider website. This will set up your system to receive future automatic updates. If you prefer, you can also install Microsoft Edge from the Linux Software Repository using the standard package management tools in your distribution, ”says Microsoft.
With the Linux version, Microsoft Edge is now available on all major operating systems and can be installed on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, macOS and Linux.