How to Download and Install Microsoft Edge in Linux (Chromium Based)

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Microsoft has finally released the new Chromium-Based Microsoft for Linux. Although it is still in dev preview and you will have to manually install it in your system. But you need not worry, we have got your back. In this article, we are going to discuss the methods and steps to Download and Install Microsoft Edge in Linux.

In this article, we have covered all the major versions of Linux, i.e., Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Arch.

Also Read: Microsoft Edge vs Google Chrome vs Mozilla Firefox: Advantages & Disadvantages

Download and Install Microsoft Edge in Linux

Install Microsoft Edge in Linux
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In Debian/Ubuntu Based Linux

This is the most commonly used Linux in the whole community. It usually supports the .deb file to be installed manually. So, we are going to install the .deb file of the new chromium-based Microsoft Edge and will install it manually. Follow the below steps to Download and Install Microsoft Edge on Debian/Ubuntu Based Linux.

Install Microsoft Edge in Linux

In this article, we are going to take example of Ubuntu to demonstrate the steps. You can use similar steps to install in your system.

  • First of all, download the .deb file of Microsoft Edge from here.
  • Save the location, we will need the location later in the process.

Use the following command to install Microsoft Edge in Ubuntu using apt:

sudo apt install path_to_deb_file

Use the following command to install Microsoft Edge in Ubuntu using dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i path_to_deb_file

In Fedora/openSUSE Based Linux

The Fedora or openSUSE based Linux is another Linux which the community for many specific tasks. It usually supports the .rpm file to be installed manually. So, we are going to install the .deb file of the new chromium-based Microsoft Edge and will install it manually. Follow the below steps to Download and Install Microsoft Edge on Debian/Ubuntu Based Linux.

Install Microsoft Edge in Linux

In this article, we are going to take example of Fedora to demonstrate the steps. You can use similar steps to install in your system.

  • First of all, download the .deb file of Microsoft Edge from here.
  • Save the location, we will need the location later in the process.
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If you want to use the traditional rpm method, then use the following command:

rpm -i path_to_rpm_file package_name.rpm

If you are connected to internet and want to use more reliable options, then use any of the following two commands:

yum localinstall path_to_rpm_file package_name.rpm
dnf localinstall path_to_rpm_file package_name.rpm

In Arch Based Linux

There are a ton of reasons to love Arch Linux. Yes, here I am being biased because I myself use one of the most famous flavors of Arch Linux, i.e., Manjaro Linux. Arch is best from my perspective. I think we are going out of context here. So, speaking of installing Microsoft Edge in an Arch-Based Linux like Manjaro Linux is easy as everything you need is there in AUR. I hope you are already familiar with AUR or Arch User Repository if you are into Arch Linux. You just need to enter the right command and you are good to go.

Also Read: Why I Switched From Windows 10 to Manjaro Linux?

Install Microsoft Edge in Linux

In this article, we are going to take example of Manjaro to demonstrate the steps. You can use similar steps to install in your system.

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Using Software Manager

  • Open Software Manager
  • Then, click on the three dots at the top of the screen
  • And then open the preference menu
  • Now, navigate to the AUR tab.
  • And finally, toggle the bar for the ‘Enable AUR Support’ option.
  • Now, give it some time to update the repository.
  • Then finally search the package name, i.e., ‘Microsoft Edge’.
  • You find see the package name as ‘microsoft-edge-dev’
  • Finally, hit the build button.

Using Command Line

Use the below method to build AUR package:

You can see the package name from the following link: Microsoft Edge in AUR.

pamac build package_name

Another effective method to build an AUR package is using the yay package manager. Follow the below steps to use ‘yay’ package manager to build the AUR package.

  • Open terminal and use the following command to install yay.
sudo pacman -S yay
  • yay is now installed, now we will use it to install Microsoft Edge in Linux.
  • Use the following command to build it:
yay -s package_name

Conclusion

These were the simplest methods to Download and Install Microsoft Edge on Linux (Chromium Based). We have covered all the major Linux version, i.e., Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Arch, although if you have any other Linux then comment down below, we would love to help you to install it to your system

Peace 😉

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Shekhar Vaidya
Shekhar Vaidya
Shekhar Vaidya is a Blogger, a Web Developer, a CSE UG and a learner who’s learning about CS and programming. Being an introvert, he loves to write tech content instead of discussing it with others in an open stage. If he isn't writing about tech or programming, then most probably you will find him sleeping.

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