Microsoft promises to bring Edge to Linux but not any time soon

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft promises Edge for Linux

Microsoft already announced its upcoming Chromium Edge browser for Windows 10 and macOS users. However, Linux users are also waiting in the queue.

Redditors recently asked Microsoft about their plans to bring Edge to Linux.

Any plans for Linux yet? A lot of Chrome’s usefulness for me is the shared history, plugins, etc, between all my computers, running lots of different OSes.

According to Microsoft, right now there are some other important tasks in the pipeline. Microsoft says that it first wants to focus on developing stable Edge versions for Windows and macOS.

Once this task has been completed, the company plans to start working on its Beta channels, including Linux.

We don’t have any technical blockers to keep us from creating Linux binaries, and it’s definitely something we’d like to do down the road. That being said, there is still work to make them “customer ready” (installer, updaters, user sync, bug fixes, etc.) and something we are proud to give to you, so we aren’t quite ready to commit to the work just yet.

In other words,

As a matter of fact, Microsoft encouraged Mac developers to send in their feedback so as to help its engineers to prioritize this task.

What do you think about this idea? Comment down below if you’d like to see any particular features in Edge for Linux.


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