Microsoft’s Edge browser is officially coming to Linux soon
Microsoft had teased that its upcoming Chromium-hinged Edge browser may come to Linux during its Build developer conference in May. That time, the browser was in its initial public testing phase and so there existed many uncertainties. As a matter of fact, one did not even hold an access to a beta channel back then and there were no builds for Apple macOS or older Windows versions as well.
But finally, the wait is over as during ‘Microsoft’s ‘State of the Browser’ session at this year’s Ignite conference, it finally informed about an Edge version being released to Linux soon.
The Edge developer team rarely offers in-depth details, and so it was a little surprising that the team actually announced the browser’s availability date. Edge Chromium would be available for macOS and Windows starting 15 January.
Though it is possible that a Linux variant may be in Dev and Canary channels by that time, it will not be available generally.
Besides, it turns out that Edge Chromium has a brand new icon now which is different from its earlier browser icons. Edge original logo was one blue-color ‘e’ and the new logo still is an ‘e’; however, it is much more subtle. It is not entirely blue in color anymore and is more circular in shape, just like Chromium logo.