Microsoft has officially announced the availability of chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for Linux operating system. (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions. )
This release, however, is a Dev channel preview build and users you may experience bugs or unexpected behaviors.
With Microsoft Edge on Linux, developers get to build and test applications in a preferred environment and maintain the same behavior on other major platforms – macOS or Windows.
For security researchers, Microsoft is also accepting submissions for the Microsoft Edge Bounty Program on Linux.
Installing Microsoft Edge on Linux
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 site – this will configure your system to receive future automatic updates.
If you prefer, you can also install Microsoft Edge from Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository using your distribution’s standard package management tools, by following the “Command line installation” instructions on the Microsoft Edge Insider site (deb/rpm).
What to expect from the preview
With our initial preview release, we’re aiming to provide a representative experience for developers who want to build and test their sites and apps on Linux. Web platform and developer tools features, including core rendering behaviors, extensions, browser DevTools, and test automation features, should generally behave consistently with other platforms like macOS and Windows.
Some end-user features and services may not yet be fully enabled. In particular, our initial release supports local accounts only, and does not support signing in to Microsoft Edge via a Microsoft Account or AAD account, or features which require signing in (such as syncing your settings, favorites, etc.). These features will be available in a future preview.