We are pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel for 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.
I’m not entirely sure who, exactly, Edge for Linux is for – but there’s no denying the fact Microsoft feels that it’s necessary to have their browser on Linux means the company is definitely taking desktop Linux seriously.
Probably Linux-using web developers who weren’t wooed over to Windows by WSL and see the extra friction of modern.ie testing VMs as a reason to test their creations on Edge less thoroughly and less often.
As a web developer coincidentally just today I was debugging a problem in the edge browser and that meant I had to boot up windows. With a linux version I could skip windows.
However as a user I concur, I have no interest in running edge. I am not aware of any benefits over chromium, which it is based off of. And personally I don’t trust microsoft more than google and neither are fully open source. I’d opt for an open source fork instead like brave.
It might not be there Yet but modern Microsoft understands that it needs to be on the power user’s radar.
Google are no angels, so people look for alternatives.
Firefox is going through another shambles phase.
If it can be good enough, or better yet, offer the Best developer tools built in. It’ll gain traction.
I use it quite happily on Windows in a multi os household. An additional familiar app won’t go amiss
Will this Edge play Netflix on Linux in 1080p and 4k without shenanigans?
Old timers remember this:
Once dominant, it disappeared.