Microsoft Edge for Linux is set to launch in the stable channel
later this year. Ahead of the big announcement, a beta version
of the browser is now available for download.
If you’re a Chromium user, you may know that there are
different channels you can install to get a different
experience. Like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge is offered in
four channels – Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary. Stable is the
fully-tested channel, wherein everything works, while the beta
channel is a great middle-ground for testing new features.
Microsoft initially released an initial Dev version of the new
Edge for Linux back in October with all basic
functionalities. Today Microsoft has published the beta
with a host of new features and tools for users as the tech
giant looks to claw back market share from rivals like Chrome
Like the Dev version, Microsoft Edge Beta for Linux supports
all popular distros, such as Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE and
Fedora too. It also adds support for the sync feature, which
means users can now sync their passwords, extensions and other
settings to the Linux version.
Going forward Microsoft plans to maintain both beta and dev
builds for the Linux version as it does for Windows 10 and
While the Dev channel is updated every week with new features
and bugs, beta is the second most stable branch and it gives
users a chance to see some of the new features coming to
Microsoft Edge before the browser has cleared for a stable
The Beta channel receives major changes every six weeks.
If stable experience is important to you and you can’t wait for
Microsoft Edge stable release on Linux, Beta is what you want.
How to install Edge Beta on Linux
To install Edge Beta on Linux, navigate to the Microsoft Edge
page and click on the download button.
Or you can also launch Terminal and enter the following command
to install Edge Beta.
## Setup 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-beta.list' sudo rm microsoft.gpg ## Install sudo apt update sudo apt install microsoft-edge-beta
Microsoft Edge (stable) for Linux is coming later this year
As you may be aware, Microsoft Edge has been built from the
ground up and it was released for all platforms last year.
If everything goes according to the plan, the first stable
build of Microsoft Edge Linux could be released later this