How to install Microsoft Edge Dev on Linux

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Email Twitter: @jheronwalker Oct 21st, 2020 inHow-To

How to install Microsoft Edge Dev on Linux

To install Microsoft Edge Dev on Linux:

  1. Download the appropriate package for your Linux distribution from the Microsoft Edge Insider website.
  2. Install the package on your system – e.g. by double-clicking the file.
  3. Alternatively, package manager installations are available via Microsoft’s Linux package repository.

Applies to

Microsoft’s Chromium-powered Edge browser is now available on Linux. Although yet to reach general availability, you can install Edge from the “Dev Channel” today, giving Linux desktop users a new browsing option.

Microsoft is currently packaging Edge for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and OpenSUSE. The Microsoft Edge Insider site contains up-to-date download links for the prebuilt .deb and .rpm packages. Package manager installation is also supported via Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository.

Installing from downloaded packages

This is given as the quickest way to get up and running. Head to the Microsoft Edge Insider site and grab the right package for your system – the .deb for Ubuntu/Debian, or the .rpm for Fedora/OpenSUSE.

Screenshot of Microsoft Edge Linux download links

You’ll usually be able to double-click the downloaded file to begin the installation. Alternatively, you can use the dpkg -i edge.deb command on Ubuntu/Debian, or rpm -i edge.rpm on Fedora, replacing edge with the path to the downloaded package.

Once installed, Edge will automatically configure your system to download browser updates as they’re released. You’re now ready to start using Edge.

Installing from Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository

As an alternative to the manual download, Edge packages are published in Microsoft’s Linux package repository.

Screenshot of installing Microsoft Edge Dev on Ubuntu

You’ll need to install Microsoft’s package signing key and add the repository to your package manager. Refer to the Microsoft Edge Insider site for detailed instructions.

Once you’ve added the repository, you’ll be able to install the microsoft-edge-dev package using your distribution’s package manager (e.g. apt install microsoft-edge-dev on Ubuntu/Debian, dnf install microsoft-edge-dev on Fedora, or zypper install microsoft-edge-dev on OpenSUSE).

Screenshot of Microsoft Edge Dev on Linux

Microsoft Edge will now be installed from the Dev channel on your Linux machine. Updates will be released weekly and may be unstable. The Linux Dev build will correspond with the Dev channel build for Windows and macOS. More stable Beta and eventually Release builds will be made available in the future.

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