Instructions for 2 methods of install Microsoft Edge on ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, this is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It’s relatively light and resource-intensive, and doesn’t take up much RAM or CPU on Windows. For Windows 10 and windows 11 it is improved and quite user-friendly but what about Ubuntu or Linux? You can still install it and use it, let’s install it with itsmeit!
2 Method to install Microsoft Edge on ubuntu 22.04 and 20.04 LTS
There are 2 ways to do this, you can install Edge on Linux, Ubuntu through the official deb file from Microsoft or you can also install it via Repository.
Method 1. Install Edge on ubuntu 22.04 using deb file
Open browser and go to Microsoft Edge homepage to download deb file, at the time of this writing it is a beta version ( microsoft-edge-beta_110.0.1587.30-1_amd64 ) like a screenshot from ItsmeIT inside down here.
Once you have downloaded and received the deb file, it will normally be in the ~/Downloads folder on your computer, open the terminal, navigate to the folder containing the download file and start installing Microsoft Edge on ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04 or Linux with the following command:
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg -i microsoft-edge-beta_110.0.1587.30-1_amd64.deb
After running the command like the image above is done, you can open the menu and search for Edge, open it and start using it.
Note: You can choose Beta or Dev version to install, the dev file is for development and is updated weekly. Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/download
Method 2. Install Microsoft Edge on Linux or Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 via Repository
Another method by which you can install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04 is to use the repository available from Microsoft.
Install Edge browser for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
To get started, we will have to open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) to download and add the Microsoft GPG public key with the following command:
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/
Continue, add the repository for Edge browser with the command below, it will add a file to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory to be able to install and update the version for later.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list'
And finally, update the system and install Microsoft Edge on ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev
Install Edge browser for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Before proceeding with the instructions on version 22.04 or 22.10, you should update your system to make sure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any conflicts during the installation process.
Step 1. Update the system and install the required packages
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Next, you will need to install the packages by running a terminal command. These are the most common packages found on nearly all Linux distributions such as Ubuntu.
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2 ubuntu-keyring -y
Step 2. Add Repository and GPG Key for Microsoft Edge
sudo wget -O- https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/microsoft-edge.gpg echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/microsoft-edge.gpg] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge.list
The above 2 commands will help you to do this, now update your system again and move on to the next step to install Microsoft Edge on ubuntu 22.04 with the stable version (official stable)
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable -y
You can also install other versions like dev or beta but itsmeit thinks stable is fine :D. If you like you can refer to this command:
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-beta -y
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev -y
How to Add Microsoft Edge icon/icon to taskbar
After you have followed the instructions to install Edge for Ubuntu above, you can continue to run the command
microsoft-edgeto open it up and use it or find it in the menu. You can also add the Edge icon to the outside of the taskbar toolbar for ease of use.
Click the menu and search for Edge, right-click and select “ Add From Favorites ”.
When you open Microsoft Edge for the first time, there will be 3 interfaces for you to choose to use such as: Inspirational, Informational, and focused, click on each TAB to select, and click Confirm.
Next step after installing Microsoft Edge on ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04 is successful, you can login to sync data or import data from another browser such as Chrome. itsmeit has been used, tested and found that it is also relatively stable, light, and fast, unlike the rumors that it is not compatible with Linux or Ubuntu.
How to delete and remove Microsoft Edge on Linux, Ubuntu
If you feel bored, or want to part with Edge when using it on Ubuntu operating system, itsmeit also has a way for you. Now open a familiar terminal and run the following Linux commands in turn:
sudo apt autoremove microsoft-edge-stable --purge sudo rm /usr/share/keyrings/microsoft* sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.* sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Those are all instructions on how to install Microsoft Edge on ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04, do you love Microsoft Edge? is it a good browser for Ubuntu or Linux? Well, itsmeit finds that rightly so, it has certainly come a long way compared to its predecessors. In addition, you can also experience with Yandex browser, it is also very light and fast surfing.