How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Finally Microsoft has released its web browser “Microsoft Edge” beta version for debian distribution. Now we can easily install Microsoft Edge browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Microsoft Edge is a fast, secure browser and easy to use. It is a cross-platform web browser which is developed by Microsoft. The stable web browser is available on Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. Developer’s are continuously working on edge browser  to make it stable for Linux.
 
Edge is chromium based web browser and is same as the open-source project used by Google Chrome browser, and it is also compatible with the Chrome extensions.
In this tutorial we will explain how to install the Microsoft Edge Browser web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before we move further we need some prerequisites to install.

Prerequisites:

Need sudo/root privileges

Let’s get started, in this guide we will install Microsoft Edge in two ways. First we will install from .deb file using a graphical user interface which is available on its official download page site and secondly we install with command line in the terminal box.

Install Microsoft Edge browser via Graphical/GUI

Step1. Go to web browser and  open the official Microsoft Edge download page. And you will find two builds for Linux. Select the .deb file Linux option for Ubuntu.

Install Edge browser via Graphical/GUI on Ubuntu 20.04
Install Edge browser via Graphical/GUI


Step2.
Now you will be asked for Accept the license “Accept and download”.

Step3. After that go to downloaded .deb file and simply do double click on the installer, it will open software center.

How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Step4. At last click on Install.

Step5. Open Microsoft Edge from show Applications or Launcher etc.

Install Microsoft Edge browser via Terminal/CLI

Step1. Make sure you have sudo/root privileges

Step2. Update the packages and install the dependencies by running the following commands.


sudo apt update

Step3. Now import the Microsoft GPG key with curl command. And enable the Edge browser repository by typing the following:


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

Step3. Once the apt repository is enabled, update and install Microsoft Edge.


sudo apt update && sudo apt install microsoft-edge-beta
Step5. Now in the terminal type “microsoft-edge-beta” it will pop-up the newly installed web edge browser.


How to uninstall Edge Browser


sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-*

Conclusion

Now you have successfully installed Edge browser  on your system. Launch it by searching it from application. Please let us know if you are facing any difficulties while installation on the comment box.

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