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Hi, folks. In this post, you will learn how to install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04 / Debian 10. It will be a short post but it can be useful to those who are newly on Linux. So, welcome.

In Linux, we have a lot of different web browsers. Of course, of all of them, Firefox is the most popular one because it is an Open Source software. But it is also increasingly common for other browsers to support Linux which we consumers like.

Well, recently Microsoft has released the first test version of Edge for Linux. This default web browser for Windows 10 comes to Linux to give some battle in the browsers.

Yes, it may not seem necessary, but in Ubuntu, many users come from Windows, which will facilitate the transition.

Before we start we want to point out that the software is in a very early stage of development. So we only recommend its use on a trial basis and never on a workstation.

Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04 / Debian 10

Microsoft Edge for Linux is available as an Alpha so you can download the package from the Dev Channel section.

To download it, go to this link.

And download the DEB package for Ubuntu and Debian.

1.- Download Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu / Debian
1.- Download Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu / Debian

Now you have to read and accept the license terms of this Microsoft software for Linux

2.- Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu / Debian
2.- Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu / Debian

Upon acceptance, the download will begin.

To install it, you can open your file browser and double click on the DEB package installed.

1.- The Microsoft edge package
1.- The Microsoft edge package

Another way to install it is to use the terminal, which is a little faster.

Open a terminal and access the folder where the package is downloaded. The default is Downloads.

cd Downloads/
sudo apt install ./microsoft-edge-dev_88.0.680.1-1_amd64.deb

And then you can run it from the main menu just like any other application.

2.- Microsoft Edge
2.- Microsoft Edge

Now you can use Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu or Debian

3.- Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu / Debian
3.- Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu / Debian

So, enjoy it.

Conclusion

Microsoft Edge has come to Linux to give us one more alternative. It seems that it is not so necessary but always more alternatives is better for all users. Thanks to this post you have learned how to do the installation.

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