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Microsoft Edge Chromium is Coming to Linux

As you may already know, the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge app is currently available for modern Windows versions, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, and MacOS. The team behind the browser is now working to bring the app to Linux.

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Sean Larkin, a Technical Program Manager on the Edge team, made a post on Twitter, inviting users to participate in a survey regarding Linux and web development. The survey includes a question about the way users expect to install the Edge browser.

Earlier, Microsoft was considering releasing a Linux version of the browser, but it has never gone further than being a hypothetical possibility.

If you are a Linux user, and interested in having Edge on Linux, you can participate in the survey.

While Edge is now available in all pre-release channels, including Beta, Dev, and Canary for all currently supported operating systems, its release date is still not known.

Microsoft Edge Download Page

As you may already know, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. The stable channel is also on its way to users.

Actual Microsoft Edge Versions

The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Edge Chromium is Coming to Linux”

  1. I might grab it out of curiosity but I have to imagine that the install base on Linux could well be measured in single digits. OK, I’m kidding but it surely wouldn’t be more than a hundred globally. Does anyone even use the evil Chrome when Chromium is easily available for Linux distros as an alternative when necessary? Let’s hope not. :)

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