Microsoft has been working hard to make the new Chromium Edge the best it can be, and now the company wants everyone to use it—even Linux users. Microsoft has announced that it will bring its new browser to Linux soon.
When Will Microsoft Edge Arrive on Linux?
The news broke during Microsoft Ignite, a yearly conference for developers. Usually, the event is a single week where developers meet in-person. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the event was split into two digital ones.
During the first session of events, Microsoft released a statement on the Windows Experience Blog. The company goes on to discuss what’s on the horizon for Microsoft’s planned web experiences.
Microsoft then revealed its plans to bring the operating system onto Linux:
Our mission to bring Microsoft Edge to the platforms our customers use daily takes its next step: starting in October, Microsoft Edge on Linux will be available to download on the Dev preview channel.When it’s available, Linux users can go to the Microsoft Edge Insiders site to download the preview channel, or they can download it from the native Linux package manager.
While Linux users are probably not keen to use a Microsoft browser, it shows how confident the company is with its new Chromium-based Edge. Whether or not Linux users will flock to the browser, however, is yet to be seen.
Will Microsoft’s Browser Impress Linux Users?
Microsoft is planning to bring its new Edge browser onto Linux. Whether or not Linux users want it is a different story. Only time will tell if Edge for Linux will become a popular choice, or will be left by the side for more familiar offerings.
While the company is branching out into other operating systems, Microsoft isn’t neglecting its current user base. Recently, Microsoft Edge received a significant update that added syncing favorites and a PDF highlighter tool.