Microsoft Edge is officially coming to Linux soon

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Edge Canary on Windows 10

It looks like Microsoft could finally bring Chromium-powered
Edge, the revamped browser with dark mode and a set of exciting
features to Linux.

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser specifically built for
Linux is being actively developed, and the development was
confirmed at the Ignite conference. As shown in the screenshot
of a slide from Ignite session, Microsoft Edge is listed as a
compatible software for Linux.

During the session in Orlando, USA, Microsoft also
confirmed that Edge for Linux will be out next year but
it’s not clear when this will happen. However, we don’t expect
it to arrive alongside Edge for Windows 10, Windows 7 and macOS
on January 15, 2019.

Microsoft hasn’t any specifics of Edge for Linux and if the
browser will retail features that are exclusively available on
Windows 10. It’s also not clear if the history, bookmarks, tabs
and other settings will be synced across the Linux version as
well.

Microsoft has recreated Edge browser on top of Chromium, the
same platform which powers Chrome and Opera. Browsers like
Chrome and Opera already support Linux, so it shouldn’t take a
lot of efforts to port Edge to the open-source operating
system.



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