The stable version of Microsoft's Edge browser is now finally available for Linux. Here's how to install it on your system.
Linux hosts a plethora of software, ranging from Internet browsers and office suites to productivity tools and games. In September 2020, Microsoft announced the release of its Edge browser for Linux-based operating systems and released a preview build for testing.
Finally, after a year, the stable version of Microsoft Edge is here and any Linux user can install it on their computer. Let's see how.
Install Microsoft Edge on Linux
While you can currently only find DEB and RPM packages on Microsoft's website, users running other mainstream distributions like Arch Linux and openSUSE can also get their hands on the browser.
To install the Edge browser, Debian / Ubuntu and Fedora / CentOS users will need to download the appropriate package from the website. If you are using a Debian-based distribution, download the DEB package. On the other hand, users running RPM-based distributions like Fedora will need to download the RPM package.
Then, launch a terminal and using the cd command, go to the directory where you stored the package. Finally, run one of the following commands depending on the Linux distribution you are using.
Ubuntu and Debian users:
sudo dpkg -i microsoft-edge-stable-*.deb
Su Fedora/CentOS and openSUSE:
sudo rpm -i microsoft-edge-stable-*.rpm
Users running Arch Linux can find the package microsoft-edge-stable in the Arch User Repository and they can download the package using an AUR helper like yay.
yay -S microsoft-edge-stable