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    Introducing Microsoft Edge preview builds for Linux

    Introducing Microsoft Edge preview builds for Linux


    We are pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel for Linux!

    With this release, Microsoft Edge is now available for all major desktop and mobile platforms. We’re particularly excited to offer web developers the same consistent and powerful web platform and developer tools as on macOS or Windows, so you can build and test in your preferred environment and be confident in the experience your customers will have on other devices. For security researchers, we’re now also accepting submissions for the Microsoft Edge Bounty Program on Linux.

    Today’s release supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions. Going forward, we plan to release weekly builds following our typical Dev Channel cadence alongside our other supported platforms. In this post, we’ll walk you through how to install Microsoft Edge on your distribution, what to expect from the Dev Channel, and how to share your feedback.

    Installing Microsoft Edge on Linux

    There are two ways to get started with Microsoft Edge on Linux. The simplest approach is to download and install a .deb or .rpm package directly from the Microsoft Edge Insider site – this will configure your system to receive future automatic updates.

    If you prefer, you can also install Microsoft Edge from Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository using your distribution’s standard package management tools, by following the instructions below:

    Installing on Debian/Ubuntu

    To install Microsoft Edge, you’ll first need to set up Microsoft’s repository on your device by running these commands in Terminal:

    Code:
    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-dev.list'
    sudo rm microsoft.gpg

    Once this is done, install Microsoft Edge Dev:

    Code:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

    Once Microsoft Edge is installed, you can update manually by running sudo apt update, then sudo apt upgrade (to update all packages), or sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev (to update Microsoft Edge Dev only.)

    To uninstall Microsoft Edge, run the following commands in Terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-dev
    sudo rm -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list

    Installing on Fedora

    First, set up Microsoft’s repository:

    Code:
    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-dev.repo

    Next, install Microsoft Edge: sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev

    To uninstall, run: sudo dnf remove microsoft-edge-dev

    Installing on openSUSE

    First, set up Microsoft’s repository:

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

    Next, install Microsoft Edge:

    Code:
    sudo zypper refresh
    sudo zypper install microsoft-edge-dev

    To uninstall, run: sudo zypper remove microsoft-edge-dev

    What to expect from the preview

    With our initial preview release, we’re aiming to provide a representative experience for developers who want to build and test their sites and apps on Linux. Web platform and developer tools features, including core rendering behaviors, extensions, browser DevTools, and test automation features, should generally behave consistently with other platforms like macOS and Windows.

    Some end-user features and services may not yet be fully enabled. In particular, our initial release supports local accounts only, and does not support signing in to Microsoft Edge via a Microsoft Account or AAD account, or features which require signing in (such as syncing your settings, favorites, etc.). These features will be available in a future preview.



    Reporting issues and sharing feedback

    Because this is a Dev Channel preview, it will receive weekly updates in sync with the Dev Channel on other platforms, and you may experience bugs or unexpected behaviors. You can report any issues or share feedback or feature requests via the “Send Feedback” tool, either via the “…” (“Settings and More”) menu in Microsoft Edge, or by pressing Alt+Shift+I.

    You can also reach the team on the Microsoft Edge Insider forums on TechCommunity, or on Twitter at @MSEdgeDev. We hope you’ll try and Microsoft Edge Dev on your Linux devices today and let us know what you think – we’re excited to hear your feedback and suggestions!

    Kyle Pflug, Principal PM Lead, Developer Experiences


    Source: Introducing Microsoft Edge preview builds for Linux - Microsoft Edge Blog


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  1. Compumind's Avatar
    Posts : 2,790
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #1

    Good post!

    Thanks...

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  2. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,207
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Im excited to see it finally released. But I'm disappointed there's no version for Arch.
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  3. Posts : 1,024
    10 + Linux
       #3

    Good Start


    Code:
    # pacman -S microsoft-edge-dev
    Command line not working yet, available in the AUR repo. This is a historical day for MS:102020. They play in the big leagues now.

    AUR (en) - microsoft-edge-dev

    Did not see any irritating MS formulas. The search parameters area is same as Chrome Dev for Linux.

    -The build number is not listed in About, it should
    -Bookmark manager has a poor design. Drag and drop in favorite bar is not working with CRTL + A. Import bookmark (.html) appears in a folder in favorite bar
    -Add to Chrome must be clicked twice (Chrome store)
    -Hosts file works for MS companies
    -App Launcher should be removable: User choice
    -Background OFF is reset to image of the day
    -Browser works perfectly, good start

    Code:
    # pacman -Q  microsoft-edge-dev
    microsoft-edge-dev 88.0.673.0-1
    # pacman -Q brave-nightly-bin
    brave-nightly-bin 1.17.42-1
    Let's have a beer!

    All the best,
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  4. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,207
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    Thanks MikeMecanic.
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  5. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,207
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    hmm installed it ok but I cant sign in as it says its not supported.
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  6. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,835
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #6

    I just installed it on my Ubuntu VM, only disappointing thing for me is; it doesn't let Ubuntu users sign in and get everything sync'd up
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  7. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,207
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #7

    Cliff S said:
    I just installed it on my Ubuntu VM, only disappointing thing for me is; it doesn't let Ubuntu users sign in and get everything sync'd up
    No one on LInux can sign in yet.
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  8. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,835
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #8

    Sad aint it?
    Such a basic function, baked into Chromium, even on Linux.
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  9. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,207
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    I know, you'd think they'd wait until that was ready. Mind you the syncing on Windows even after all this time is still unfinished.
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