Microsoft Edge is available for Windows 10, macOS, Android and iOS and in the case of the first three even offering access to versions of the development channels. And now Linux is the system that is preparing to receive a stable version of Edge which should arrive before the end of the year with a new version arriving on the Beta Channel.
For months we have heard about the year-end availability of Edge Linux versions. We’ve even seen how one version of Linux seems to work, although for now we have to settle for a beta browser version.
Coming soon to computers
Unlike other systems, Linux was a non-existent platform for Microsoft which had not been able to launch any of its browsers (neither Internet Explorer nor the old Edge) on this system. And after getting a developer version in the Edge Insider channel, the release of the version in the stable channel is expected.
Like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge is offered in four channels: stable, Beta, Dev and Canary, options which in the case of Linux are limited to the Dev Channel and now also to the Beta.
Until now, a version could be uploaded in Dev Channel and now a new one is added in Beta Channel, which indicates a favorable evolution of the new development. A beta that adds a number of new features and tools for users.
Like the Dev version, Edge for Linux Beta is compatible with all popular distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE, and Fedora.
The new version already offers previously non-existent options such as the synchronization functions of Microsoft’s services, which includes bookmarks, history and passwords so that we have this data in the Linux version.
Additionally, Microsoft plans to keep beta and dev on Linux at the same rate of releases and improvements that are coming to Windows 10 and macOS. The Beta Channel version will have weekly updates and the Beta version every six weeks.
For the arrival of the stable version we will still have to wait, but if you want to test the Beta version now you can do so by downloading it from this link or by starting “Terminal” and entering the following command to install Edge Beta.
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg –dearmor> microsoft.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main “> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-beta.list ‘
sudo rm microsoft.gpg
sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-beta
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