Microsoft Edge Stable released for Linux
Microsoft has released the first stable version of the new Microsoft Edge web browser for Linux. When Microsoft announced the switch to a Chromium-based web browser in late 2018, it confirmed that the new Edge would be available for additional platforms. The classic version of Microsoft Edge was released only for Windows 10, and that limitation was one reason why it was not that 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 were released for Windows and Mac OS X.
The initial release supported Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE officially. Microsoft did not reveal a schedule for the release of the first stable version of Edge for Linux. A Beta version was released for Linux eventually, but it took Microsoft until late October 2021 to release the first stable build of Edge for Linux.
Naked Security spotted the stable build first on the Yum repository. The first stable build of Edge for Linux has the file name microsoft-edge-stable-95.0.1020.38-1.x86_64.rpm, the second build, released a day after the first, has the file name microsoft-edge-stable-95.0.1020.40-1.x86_64.rpm. RPM files are Red Hat Package Manager files.
Microsoft provides .rpm and .deb packages on its Microsoft Edge Insider website, and it is very likely that these formats will also be provided for the stable version, once Microsoft makes the official announcement and updates the stable Edge website.
You can check out the repository index for new releases at any time, or to download stable, beta and developer builds of Microsoft Edge for Linux.
Microsoft did not announce the official release of Edge for Linux yet on the Microsoft Edge website, or anywhere else to the best of my knowledge. Only the 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.
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