Microsoft Edge is a fast and secure browser for the modern web. It is built with Chromium same as used by Google Chrome browser. In this article we will show you how to install the Microsoft Edge Browser web browser on Ubuntu 20.04.
Currently, for Linux the developer preview is available and the stable version is available on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. You can synchronize your bookmarks, history, and passwords on all your devices using the Edge like other browser.
Install Edge Browser on Ubuntu
It’s straightforward process to install Edge browser on Ubuntu. We’ll use the Microsoft Edge repository to install the package with apt from the command-line.
Perform the following steps to install Edge on Ubuntu:
Step 1 – Install Dependencies
First of all, update the packages index and install the dependencies using below command. Make sure you are logged in as user with sudo privileges:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget
Step 2 – Enable Edge Repository
Import the Microsoft GPG key with wget :
wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Use below command to enable the Edge browser repository:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main"
Step 3 – Install Edge
After enabling the repository, you can install Edge by typing:
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev
That’s it. You have install Edge on your Ubuntu system.
You can update the Edge package using following command when the new version is released:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
Launch Edge Browser
Go to Activities and search for keyword “Edge”, click on the icon to launch:
If you are familiar with the command line you can open by typing
microsoft-edge on your terminal.
It will show the following window when you start the Edge browser first time. It will ask, if you want to send usage statistic and diagnostic data to Microsoft:
Accept and get started button to go ahead.
You have learned how to install Microsoft Edge on your Ubuntu 20.04. You also can import your bookmarks, and settings to Edge from your other browser like Chrome, Firefox, Chromium, etc.
If you have any question, feel free leave a comment below.
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