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Microsoft Edge finally hits Linux properly

Microsoft Edge for Linux now available on for download as a final product (Source: Own)
Microsoft Edge for Linux now available (Source: Own)
Almost a year after the release of the first public preview of Microsoft Edge for Linux, the Redmond giant has finally released the first stable version of this piece of code. This flavor comes in .deb and .rpm packages and is supposed to fully support Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE.

In late 2018, Microsoft announced the switch to a Chromium-based web browser and also confirmed that Edge would also be available on additional platforms. Two years later and about one year after the introduction of the first Windows and macOS betas of the Chromium-based Edge browser, the first public preview of the Linux version arrived as well. Now, the time has come for the first stable version of Microsoft Edge for Linux to go live.

Silently introduced by Microsoft on its website, Edge for Linux (at least in its initial release) supported Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE. In the worst-case scenario, the first stable version comes with full support at least for the same distros. The new release comes in the same format as the one previously provided on the Microsoft Edge Insider website, namely .deb and .rpm.

In addition to Linux, Microsoft Edge is also available on Android, iOS, and macOS. Obviously, most of this browser's users are on Windows, but it's refreshing to know that it can be used on all major platforms. If you are using Microsoft Edge on multiple platforms, feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of us.

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Codrut Nistor, 2021-11- 2 (Update: 2021-11- 2)