Microsoft has already announced the imminent arrival of its Chromium-based browser, Microsoft Edge on Linux-based operating systems. Today Microsoft confirms its availability and you can already use it.
Before Linux, Microsoft Edge was available as you know on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 as well as on macOS and it works wonderfully without problems and without abusing too much PC memory 😉 and I guarantee you this one does nothing to do with the old Microsoft browser.
The browser for Linux is currently available as a preview version in the Dev channel (a channel with weekly updates and fixes), then it will go into Beta before being released for everyone in a stable version.
It is also possible to install it by getting the files directly from the terminal and following these simple Linux commands:
package retrieval, configuration and add additional repositories to APT
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
Installing our Microsoft Edge browser for Linux
sudo apt update sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev
And There you go ! You can start browsing the web using the browser from Debian, Ubuntu or any other Linux operating system.