What you need to know
- Edge for Linux is now generally available.
- The first production version is Edge 95.
Microsoft Edge for Linux is now ready for production use, as the company has today made the browser generally available for the Linux platform. Edge for Linux went into preview earlier this year, and is shipping today with Edge version 95.
Microsoft Edge for Linux is just like Edge for Windows and macOS, meaning you won't be missing out on any features (apart from IE mode, which requires Windows.) You'll be able to sync all your bookmarks, passwords, form data, and extensions across platforms with Edge.
The stable release begins with Edge 95, which includes improvements to the Edge download experience, the ability to pick up where you left off in PDF documents, and a new efficiency mode for when your laptop enters battery saver.
You can grab the stable version of Microsoft Edge by grabbing it drectly from Microsoft (opens in new tab), or you can use a terminal command to install:
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable
Update command line reference stating it's only for Ubuntu based distros.
Absolutely insane. Surely this is a watershed moment. A Microsoft browser on GNU/Linux! And knowing how much of the Office suite and other Microsoft services we can access through a browser these days, for some users a Linux desktop is all one would need. Insane how far we've come. This is not your father's Microsoft.
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