Microsoft Edge is Now Available on Linux in Preview

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Edge with 21 Comments

Microsoft announced today that the first preview version of its Edge web browser is now available on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE Linux.

“With this release, Microsoft Edge is now available for all major desktop and mobile platforms,” Microsoft’s Kyle Pflug writes in the announcement post. “We’re particularly excited to offer web developers the same consistent and powerful web platform and developer tools as on macOS or Windows, so you can build and test in your preferred environment and be confident in the experience your customers will have on other devices.”

The initial release of Microsoft Edge for Linux comes via the Edge Insider Preview’s Dev channel, so you can expect weekly updates. There are two ways to install the preview, via the web or using Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository and the Linux package management tools that work on the distribution in question. Microsoft has instructions in its blog post.

The Linux versions of Edge target web developers, so some end-user features are not available in this initial release, such as Microsoft Account and Azure Active Directory (AAD) integration. Microsoft says that these features will be made available in a future preview.

Microsoft is also accepting security vulnerability submissions for the Microsoft Edge Bounty Program on Linux.

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