Hello, friends. In this post, you will learn how to install Microsoft Edge on RHEL 9 Based and Ubuntu 22.04 Come on.
Edge is a web browser created by Microsoft as a replacement for the old and bad Internet Explorer. It is powered by Chromium and is one of the best alternatives out there. It aims to rival Google Chrome and Firefox with its seamless integration with Windows.
Some of its features are
- Efficiency mode: This mode allows you to optimize battery and bandwidth depending on what the browser requires. Ideal on mobile devices such as laptops or tablets.
- Synchronization with your Microsoft account.
- Versions for many desktop and mobile operating systems.
- Integrated PDF reader
- Keyboard shortcuts
And many more… what Edge does is extraordinary, and that’s why it’s one of the best out there.
Of course, Linux users will always blame it for not being open source. However, there are users who use it regardless of this.
Install Microsoft Edge on RHEL 9 and derivatives
As you can imagine, Edge is not present in the official repositories of RHEL 9 and therefore of any derivative of it. However, this does not make it difficult to install, on the contrary it is simple.
First, open a terminal and update the entire system
sudo dnf update
Then, install a package needed to add repositories without any problem
sudo dnf install dnf-utils
As a rule, the above command is already installed by default, but it is better to be certain.
As Edge is not in the official RHEL 9 repositories, then you have to add an external one. The good thing is that it is from Microsoft, so we can be confident that it is not malicious.
To do this run:
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge
Then, add the GPG key of the same one
sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
Then refresh the repositories
sudo dnf update
And finally, install Microsoft Edge on RHEL 9 and derivatives with this command
sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-stable
Then, run it from the main menu.
Alternatively, you can install the beta and dev versions of Edge. The good thing is that they are in the same repository, so if you’d like to, you can run.
sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-beta
sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev
Depending on the case, you need it.
Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu
In the case of Ubuntu, there are several methods. The first is to do it from the DEB package that Microsoft makes available.
First, go to the Edge website to get the link. Another way is to do it from the terminal by running.
wget -c https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge/pool/main/m/microsoft-edge-stable/microsoft-edge-stable_109.0.1518.78-1_amd64.deb
Then, double-click on the package to start the installation, or you can also do it from the terminal
sudo apt install ./microsoft-edge-stable_109.0.1518.78-1_amd64.deb
Again, you can run it from the main menu.
Flatpak method for both systems
Edge is available as a Flatpak package. So in this case, both systems can fall back to this package.
In the case of RHEL 9 and derivatives and Ubuntu, it is easy to install it. To do this, open a terminal and run one of these commands.
#For RHEL 9 and derivatives
sudo dnf install flatpak
#For Ubuntu and derivatives
sudo apt install flatpak
Next, add the Flathub repository to the system. In this repository is hosted Edge:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Now install Edge
flatpak install flathub com.microsoft.Edge
And run it from the main menu or with the command
flatpak run com.microsoft.Edge
Even though it is created by Microsoft, it is fair to say that, Edge is one of the best web browsers that exist in the market. This browser allows you to exploit many capabilities of the web and always with a powerful integration with Microsoft services.