Microsoft Edge’s First Stable Version Now Available for Linux: Compatibility, Features, and More!
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Microsoft Edge’s First Stable Version Now Available for Linux: Compatibility, Features, and More!
(Photo : Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Crisis Volunteer and Coach Lauren Duncan sits with her laptop in the kitchen, where she usually logs on for her shifts with the crisis text service Shout 85258 on June 02, 2020 in the Woodside Park area of London, United Kingdom. While studying for her psychology degree, discovering that it isn't usually an adverse life event itself that leads to a mental health crisis, but it is the fear of being alone in that crisis, spurred Lauren to volunteer her time.

Microsoft Edge's first stable version is now available for some Linux distributions. This is currently big news since Linux consumers were only able to access the beta versions of the software giant's popular browser. 

Microsoft Edge’s First Stable Version Now Available for Linux: Compatibility, Features, and More!
(Photo : Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A view of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop following a Microsoft launch event, May 2, 2017 in New York City. The Windows 10 S operating system is geared toward the education market and is Microsoft's answer to Google's Chrome OS.

Now, the giant tech firm confirmed that Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, as well as Debian, can now access its Chromium-based Edge browser. 

As of the moment, Google Chrome is still the most used browser in the market. On the other hand, Edge and other Chrome-based browsers are becoming popular since they offer some of the most popular features of Google's own product. 

But, Microsoft Edge has still considered the best Chromium-based browser since it is compatible with most of Google Chrome's extension ecosystem. 

Microsoft Edge's Features on Linux

According to Ars Technica's latest report, Microsoft Edge's first stable channel for Linux offers most of the features available on the browser version for macOS and Windows. 

These include bookmarks, password syncing, open tabs, as well as extensions. The arrival of Edge's new version is pretty handy for those individuals who need to transfer data back and forth from Linux to Windows or Linux and other computer systems. 

Microsoft Edge’s First Stable Version Now Available for Linux: Compatibility, Features, and More!

(Photo : Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Crisis Volunteer and Coach Lauren Duncan sits with her laptop in the kitchen, where she usually logs on for her shifts with the crisis text service Shout 85258 on June 02, 2020 in the Woodside Park area of London, United Kingdom. While studying for her psychology degree, discovering that it isn't usually an adverse life event itself that leads to a mental health crisis, but it is the fear of being alone in that crisis, spurred Lauren to volunteer her time.

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Meanwhile, ZDNet reported that Microsoft released the stable version of Edge since the EOL (end-of-life) of the iconic Internet Explorer, which is still used by other Linux distributions, is about to arrive. Internet Explorer is expected to be removed this coming June 15, 2022. 

Aside from Edge's stable version, Microsoft is also enhancing its other products and services. Recently, we reported that Microsoft PowerToys received some new features, including the "Find My Mouse" feature. 

On the other hand, Microsoft Edge also received a new feature that allows voice typing on Windows 11's MS Editor.  

Installing Microsoft Edge's Stable Version on Linux

Downloading the new Microsoft Edge stable version on Linux Mint and Ubuntu is quite easy to do. You can follow these simple steps to install the new browser: 

  • Visit the Microsoft download page
  • Install the Linux Microsoft Edge
  • Activate the installer 
  • Open Microsoft Edge 

For more news updates about Microsoft Edge and other popular browsers, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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