How To Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 the 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 Microsoft Edge browser on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we import Microsoft’s public GPG key:

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/

Next, add Microsoft’s Linux software repository for Edge browser:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list'

Once done, update repository lists and install Microsoft Edge browser on your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

Finally, remove the downloaded GPG key:

sudo rm microsoft.gpg

Step 3. Accessing Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, you should be able to go to the Activities dashboard and search for Microsoft Edge, and launch.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microsoft Edge. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Microsoft Edge web browser on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Microsoft Edge website.

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