n the six months since its Linux debut, Microsoft has dutifully updated Edge for Linux weekly, most notably adding cross-platform sync support back in March. With today’s upgrade to beta status, Microsoft Edge lurches a step closer to a stable launch.
Microsoft Edge Now Available in Beta for all Linux Users
ways take having the selection to not use something over no option to use it in the least.
“The Beta channel is that the most stable Microsoft Edge preview experience. With major updates every 6 weeks, each release incorporates learnings and enhancements from our Dev and Canary builds,”
says the Microsoft Edge download page.
The sheer existence of Microsoft Edge for Linux stirs up tons of …passion. Advocates see its presence on Linux as validation of it being a viable desktop OS. Others, however, are wary and cynical, unsure of the motivations behind Microsoft’s sudden embrace of a platform it once considered ‘the enemy’.
Me? I’m chill. I’ll always take having the selection to not use something over no option to use it in the least.
Indeed, Microsoft Edge may be a competent alternative to Chrome and Firefox on Linux. It’s fast, it’s relatively stable, and it boasts enough unique features, adaptations and integrations to rise above any cheap jibes about it being just a Chrome clone.
Now that Edge for Linux is in beta you’ll feel more compelled to offer it a go. you’ll read our guide on the way to install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu, or head over to the sting insider site to grab an installer for Ubuntu: