Microsoft Edge (Chromium) Linux – first glimpse on it

Today Microsoft released the first Dev-Version of its Edge Browser for Linux.

Let’s have a first look on it within Kubuntu 20.04

(1) Download

Alltough the official Edge-Homepage reports… not available for Linux…

…Microsoft published it as a deb-package (and also RPM):

(2) First glimpse on it

  • It appears in the Plasma App-Launcher 🙂

  • The Welcome Screen – as expexted

  • Default-Search engine – Bing

  • Settings – as expected

First impressions after 15 minutes: Works well (like Chromium/Chrome with Microsoft branding 😉 ) and feels like Edge-Windows. No crashes so far.