Microsoft has released the first stable version of the new Microsoft Edge web browser for Linux. When Microsoft announced the move to a Chromium-based web browser in late 2018, it confirmed that the new Edge will be available for other platforms. The classic version of Microsoft Edge was only released for Windows 10, and that limitation was one reason why it wasn’t so successful.
The company released the first public preview of Microsoft Edge for Linux in late 2020, about ten months after the first stable versions of the new browser for Windows and Mac OS X were released.
The first release officially supported Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE. Microsoft has not announced a schedule for the release of the first stable version of Edge for Linux. A beta version was eventually released for Linux, but it wasn’t until the end of October 2021 for Microsoft to release the first stable build of Edge for Linux.
Naked Security first discovered the stable build in the Yum repository. The first stable build of Edge for Linux has the filename microsoft-edge-stable-95.0.1020.38-1.x86_64.rpm, the second build, released one day after the first, has the filename microsoft-edge-stable-95.0 .1020.40-1.x86_64.rpm. RPM files are Red Hat Package Manager files.
Microsoft is providing .rpm and .deb packages on its Microsoft Edge Insider website, and it is very likely that these formats will also be made available for the stable release once Microsoft makes the official announcement and updates the Edge stable website.
You can always check for new versions in the repository index or download stable, beta, and developer builds of Microsoft Edge for Linux.
To the best of my knowledge, Microsoft has not yet announced the official release of Edge for Linux on the Microsoft Edge website or anywhere else. Only Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android versions are highlighted on the official website.
Microsoft Edge Stable is now available for all operating systems that Microsoft wants to support.
Now you: do you use the microsoft browser?