How to Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Microsoft Edge browser is another Chromium-based one that is available to download for almost all popular platforms such as Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. The existing Chrome extensions will work just fine in the Edge browser in Linux. Adblock and other useful extensions are available for you in Edge for Linux. Microsoft announced the first developer preview of Edge browser for Linux on October 20, 2020.

Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Microsoft Edge on the Ubuntu system.

Add Microsoft GPG key, to make sure whenever the package we download for installing Edge browser is from the authentic source:

curl -sSL https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the Microsoft Edge Browser repository on Ubuntu:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge.list'

After adding the apt repository, check update, and install the web browser via commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

Step 3. Accessing Microsoft Edge browser.

Once done, you should be able to go to the Activities dashboard and search for Edge and launch.

That’s all you need to do to install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the Microsoft Edge browser, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.