In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microsoft Edge on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, 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. Edge for Linux currently supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and OpenSUSE distributions. Developers may install Edge from the Microsoft Edge Insider site or Microsoft’s Linux Software Repository.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Microsoft Edge browser on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Microsoft Edge on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Microsoft Edge on Linux Mint 20.
Now we add the Microsoft Edge repo to your system:
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-dev.list' sudo rm microsoft.gpg
After that, run this command to actually install Microsoft Edge:
sudo apt update sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev
Step 3. Accessing Microsoft Edge on Linux Mint.
Once successfully installed on your Linux Mint system, launch the browser from your favorite app launcher, or run
microsoft-edge-dev from a command prompt.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microsoft Edge. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Microsoft Edge web browser on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Microsoft Edge website.