How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser Beta/Dev/Stable version on Ubuntu 22.04

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Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft and is the default browser in Windows 10. Here explain some steps how to install Microsoft Edge Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 OS. It is designed to replace the older Internet Explorer browser and is available on a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Edge is built on the same core as Google Chrome browser, using the open-source Chromium project.

Microsoft Edge

Some more features of Microsoft Edge is its performance and speed. it also has features like extensions, a reading mode, and a built-in PDF reader. Microsoft Edge has several security and privacy features, and has Microsoft Defender SmartScreen to protect against phishing and malware attacks. It uses a modern rendering engine and optimized algorithms to load web pages faster than Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Edge Browser can be installed by different methods like

  • Graphical / GUI Method
  • Terminal / CLI Method

1- How to Install Microsoft Edge Beta version from Graphical?

Installing Microsoft Edge from graphical user interface is very simple. As Microsoft provide official installer packages for Ubuntu and Fedora-based distros. You can download installation package as required OS distros. use these builds to install the browser on your system using your distribution’s package manager.

  • Open your web browser and navigate to the Microsoft Edge download page for Linux:

Select to download version
  • Click the “Download for Linux” button. then terms and condition window will appear to click on accept button.
Downloading Microsoft Edge
  • A dialog box will appear asking if you want to save the installer. Choose a location on your computer to save the file, and click “Save”.
Edge save to location
  • Once the download is complete, open your file manager and navigate to the directory where the installer file was saved.
Start to download Microsoft Edge
  • Right-click on the installer file and select “Open With Other Application”.
Start to Install Microsoft Edge
  • Choose “Software Install” or “Ubuntu Software” from the list of applications, and click “Set as default”.
Select Installer in Ubuntu
Loading application to install Microsoft Edge
  • Click “Install” to begin the installation process.
Microsoft Edge beta installation
  • Enter your password if prompted.
Ubuntu Authentication
  • The Microsoft Edge installer will begin to download and install. The installer will guide you through the process, including accepting the license agreement and choosing your preferred settings.
  • Once the installation is complete, you can find Microsoft Edge in your Applications menu.

2- How to Install Microsoft Edge Beta version from Terminal / CLI Command Line ?

Step -1 Update Ubuntu Packages

First of all we will update the Ubuntu packages with following commands

Sudo apt update

Sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install essential packages

we will install the required packages for the installation of Microsoft Edge Browser with the help of the following command:

$ sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2 ubuntu-keyring -yd7dee1

Step 3: Import GPG Key

we will import the GPG key that supports the required file or repository transmission from the third party. To do so, execute the below-mentioned command:

$ curl | gpg –dearmor > microsoft.gpg

$ sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /usr/share/keyrings/

Step 4: Import Microsoft Edge Browser official repository

Then, import Microsoft Edge Browser’s official repository by utilizing the provided command:

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/microsoft.gpg] stable main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-beta.list’t’

Step 5: Updates Ubuntu’s packages

Again, we need to update the system packages before moving towards the installation of Microsoft Edge Browser:

Step 6: Install Microsoft Edge

After updating the Ubuntu’s repository, we will run the following command for “Microsoft Edge Stable” installation:

sudo apt install microsoft-edge-beta

3- How to Install Microsoft Edge Stable version from Terminal / CLI Command Line ?

sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable

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