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How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser on Ubuntu

Microsoft Edge is a fast, easy to use, and secure browser built for the modern web. The stable browser version is available on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android, while the developer preview is available for Linux. Edge allows you to synchronize your bookmarks, history, and passwords on all your devices.
Edge is based on Chromium, the same open-source project used by Google Chrome browser, and it is compatible with the Chrome extensions.
This article explains how to install the Microsoft Edge Browser web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 21.

Installing Microsoft Edge Using Package Manager

Installing Edge browser on Ubuntu is a pretty straightforward process. We’ll enable the Microsoft Edge repository from the command-line and install the package with apt.

First, Update the packages index and install the dependencies:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https

Now, Import the Microsoft 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/
$ 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
$ sudo apt update

Once the apt repository is enabled , install the Edge package:

$ sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

Once done, launch the browser from your favourite app launcher, or run microsoft-edge-dev from a command prompt.

Microsoft Edge for Linux
Microsoft Edge for Linux

That’s it; you learned how to install Microsoft Edge browser on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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