How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser in Ubuntu and Other Linux

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This guide explains the steps required to install Microsoft Edge Browser in Ubuntu and Other Linux. We explain both graphical and CLI – command line methods.

Microsoft Edge Stable Running in Fedora
Microsoft Edge Stable Running in Fedora

Microsoft’s new Edge browser is available for Linux distributions as a stable release. Microsoft Edge Linux version was released on October 23, 2020. And it is stable at the moment and available in native .deb, and .rpm formats.

You might be wondering about the features and other items and whether they will work fine in Linux as it does for Windows. Let me tell you that Edge is based on the open-source Chromium project. Hence, you will find similarities with other Chromium-based browsers such as Vivaldi, Google Chrome, etc.

The existing Chrome extensions will work just fine in the Edge browser in Linux. Adblock and other useful extensions are available for you in Edge for Linux.

There are two ways to install Edge for Linux – The graphical way and the command line interface (CLI) method.

How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser in Ubuntu and Other Linux

The following instructions are tested in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Fedora 35, Fedora 36, Fedora 37 and Linux Mint 21. However, it will just work fine for others as well.

1. Graphical Method – Flatpak (recommended)

The best way to install Edge in any Linux distribution is using Flatpak because it is available in Flathub.

Set up your Linux system for Flatpak using this guide, and then run the below command from the terminal to install Edge.

flatpak install com.microsoft.Edge

After installation, you can find it in the application menu. After installation, to update, use the following command (if needed):

flatpak update com.microsoft.Edge

2. Graphical Method – Native deb and rpm packages

  • Go to the Official Microsoft Edge download page via the below link. On that page, you will find two builds for Linux – .deb and .rpm.
Download links for Microsoft Edge
Download links for Microsoft Edge
  • For Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, and other derivatives, download the .deb package.
  • For Fedora, RHEL, and other related distributions, choose the .rpm package.
  • After downloading, double-click to open and install via Software.

3. Command Line (CLI) Method

Follow the instructions below for your respective Linux distribution and run them via the command line.

Debian / Ubuntu

Setup

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-stable.list'
sudo rm microsoft.gpg

Install

sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable

Fedora / Red Hat

Setup

sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge
sudo mv /etc/yum.repos.d/packages.microsoft.com_yumrepos_edge.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-edge-stable.repo

Install

sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-stable

openSUSE

Setup

sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
sudo zypper ar https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge microsoft-edge-stable

Install

sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-table

Arch Linux and Manjaro

Refer to the following guide to install Microsoft Edge on Arch Linux and Manjaro.

https://www.debugpoint.com/how-to-install-edge-arch-manjaro/

Uninstall Edge Browser from Linux

To remove Edge from your Linux System, run the below commands from the terminal for Ubuntu and Fedora, respectively.

sudo dnf remove microsoft-edge-stable
sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-stable

To remove the Flatpak version, use the below command.

flatpak uninstall com.microsoft.Edge

Using Edge in Linux

  • After you finish installing, you can find the Edge in the application menu. Or, from the command line, run microsoft-edge-stable.
  • When you run the first time, you can set up your preferences, such as how you want your new Tab to appear. Then, if you have a Microsoft account, you can log in to set up sync in Edge.
  • Other than that, all the features in Edge are almost similar and self-explanatory.
  • If you need extensions, the good news is several important Google Chrome Extensions can be used in Microsoft Edge easily.
  • You can also have the option to select built-in dark mode and search provider.
  • In our test, Microsoft Edge performed better in memory and CPU than other Chromium-based browsers. Hence, you can experience it for yourself. However, the experience may vary.

That said, I hope you are able to Install Microsoft Edge Browser in Ubuntu and Other Linux using the above guide. Let us know in the comment box below if you are facing errors/issues with the stated instructions here.


Arindam

Creator of debugpoint.com. All time Linux user and open-source supporter. Connect with me via Telegram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or send us an email.
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