Microsoft Edge Preview Build for Linux Now Available for Select Distributions

Microsoft Edge Preview Build for Linux

Microsoft Edge preview build for Linux is now available for download and installation purposes.  You will be able to experience Microsoft Edge preview build for Linux for all major desktop and mobile platforms. Microsoft has released the build for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE distributions. You will be able to download weekly builds with new features, improvements, and bug fixes. That said, Microsoft is also accepting submissions for the Microsoft Edge Bounty program on Linux.

To install Microsoft Edge preview build for Linux, you should download and install a .deb or .rpm package directly from the Microsoft Edge Insider portal. The system will be automatically configured in such a way that you receive automated updates. Alternatively, you can install Microsoft Edge from Microsoft’s Linux Software repository with the help of the relevant distribution standard package management tools. You have to follow the command line installation instructions provided on the Microsoft Edge Insider portal (deb/rpm).

The aim of the Microsoft Edge preview build for Linux is to provide a compelling experience for developers who would like to build and test their websites and apps on Linux operating platforms. Microsoft has revealed that the web platform, developer tool features, extensions, browser DevTools and test automation functionality are designed to behave in tandem with that of Windows and macOS.

Microsoft also revealed that they haven’t enabled few features in this preview build. The Microsoft Edge preview build for Linux only provide support for local accounts. You will not be able to sign into Microsoft Edge via Microsoft or AAD accounts. You can expect these features in the upcoming builds. If you work with Linux, you should download the Microsoft Edge preview build for Linux to experience the goodness of the emerging browser.

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