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Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu: How to install and remove Microsoft Edge Browser on Linux

Microsoft Edge is a cross-platform web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released for Windows 10 and Xbox One in 2015, then for Android and iOS in 2017, for macOS in 2019, and as a preview for Linux in October 2020. Edge includes integration with Cortana and has extensions hosted on the Microsoft Store. Kindly refer to some of my contents around Microsoft Edge “How to block automatic delivery of Microsoft Edge Chromium-based, how to configure static page in Microsoft Edge browser via Local Group Policy, how to configure favorites on Microsoft Edge via Group Policy, how to forcefully remove Microsoft Edge Browser the hard way from your device, how to stop Microsoft Edge from remembering your email, and all Group Policies (GPO) available for configuring Microsoft Edge settings.

What Is the New Edge Browser? The new Microsoft Edge is based on the Chromium open-source project. Chromium forms the basis of Google Chrome, so the new Edge feels very similar to Google Chrome. It includes features found in Chrome, supports Chrome browser extensions, and has the same rendering engine as Google Chrome. For a comprehensive list of all Microsoft Edge related articles, please refer to this link.

To get started, please download the suitable package {.deb/.rpm} for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or openSUSE from the following download link. It will automatically detect your device type. Since I will be installing Edge Browser on Ubuntu,
– I will select to download for “Linux (.deb) as shown below. These steps are relatively very easy to follow.

Next, double-click on the downloaded file to install it as shown above. Microsoft will add its repository to the sources.list so that you get updates to Microsoft Edge through system updater.
– Click on install as shown below

Now that you have installed Microsoft Edge, you can launch Edge and start using it. You can also place Microsoft Edge on the Linux dock for easy accessibility if you want.

As you can see below, Microsoft Edge is being launched and running.

Install Microsoft Edge via the Command-line: You will need to add the official PPA to install Microsoft Edge on Linux. Below are the commands to add the PPA and install Edge.

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

Now that we have added the the necessary PPA. we will now proceed with the installation of Microsoft Edge using these commands below.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

Subsequently, if you wish to remove Microsoft Edge from your device, you can also do this from the Ubuntu Software Center
– Search for Microsoft Edge and
– Click on Remove

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