Microsoft announced last Tuesday (the 20th), the arrival of the trial version of Microsoft Edge to Linux. With the novelty, the company hopes to contribute so that more developers can build and test websites and apps on the platform.
According to the company, the trial version of Edge supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE distributions. Microsoft promises weekly updates, as it does with developer channels on other platforms.
How to install Microsoft Edge on Linux (beta)
To use Microsoft Edge on Linux, you can download a .deb or .rpm package from the Microsoft Edge Insider website. This way, you can obtain future automatic updates for the browser, when made available by the company.
The browser is also available through the Linux software repository for Microsoft products.
The company encourages users to report problems or requests using the “Send feedback” tool (found in browser settings). Reports can also be made on the Microsoft Edge Insider forums or on Twitter (@MSEdgeDev).
Sync is not yet supported
The good news is that many of Edge’s other features, like snarkypants, are present.
In addition to Collections, there is also an ‘immersive reader’ mode; integration with Bing; optional dark mode; web screen capture tool; and a variety of New Tab page layouts (ranging from cluttered to calm);
You can install Chrome extensions on the Edge easily. The first time you visit the Chrome Web Store using your browser, it asks if you want to enable Chrome extension installations.