What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux in preview next month.
- It will be installable via the Insider website or through a package manager.
- It will include most of the same features in Edge on other platforms.
Linux users will soon be able to jump on the Edge bandwagon, as Microsoft has announced that the browser will be made available in preview next month. The company says that Edge on Linux has been requested by IT pros and developers to help with testing websites, but any Linux user will be able to use Edge on Linux if they wish.
The Linux version of Microsoft Edge will look and feel almost identical to the Windows and macOS versions of the browser, and that's because it's essentially the same browser. From a features perspective, almost all of Edge's features will be available, except those that require Windows-specific code such as Internet Explorer mode.
That means Collections, extensions, vertical tabs, privacy settings, and more will be available on the Linux version of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft hasn't announced when Microsoft Edge will be made generally available on Linux, but it entering preview in October likely means it'll be ready soon.
The preview will be available via the Dev Channel from either the Edge Insider website or via the native package installler on your Linux distribution. Microsoft Edge is already available on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS, and it coming to Linux will complete its platform portfolio.
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