2021, the year of Linux? Maybe not. But that doesn’t mean that Linux users can’t enjoy the remarkable feature set that Redmond has put together for its Microsoft Edge web browser.
This is a browser that is constantly improving, some may say at speeds greater than the competition.
And with Edge now being powered by the Chromium engine, the software giant has the liberty to bring its web browser to platform beyond Windows. And it has, making it available not just on macOS but also good old Linux.
Until now, though, Linux was the only platform that did not get a stable build of Edge.
But that changes now.
While users were limited to only installing test builds of Edge in their Linux environments, officially that is to say, they will soon be able to deploy the more reliable stable builds of the web browser and use it with nary a worry.
That’s because the stable version of Edge on Linux is just around the corner.
The Yum repository has recently been updated with these packages. And while Microsoft has not yet announced the stable builds, Linux users can already download these packages manually on their computers.
The following versions were released on October 28 and October 29 respectively:
In case you’re wondering, these builds are totally legit. Meaning, installing these RPM packages on Linux makes Edge work just as you would expect it to.
Makes one wonder why Microsoft does not have an announcement post up yet regarding what is clearly a major milestone for Edge.
The dedicated download page for Edge still does not list Linux, and the only mention of this variant is found on the Edge Insider website that contains Dev and Beta builds. The company does note there that its web browser plays nicely with Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE.
An official announcement post that details the improvements in this stable build is likely not far off.