How to Install Edge Browser on Debian

Microsoft Edge is one of the popular browsers in recent years. Developed by Microsoft, MS Edge or simply Edge is a fast, secure browser that is easy to use for new users.

It is based on the Chromium engine, a free and open-source project that powers browsers such as Google Chrome. This makes Microsoft edge compatible with significant features and extensions available for the chrome browser.

Edge is available in major operating systems such as Windows, macOS, iOS, and android in the stable versions. It also provides developer previews for Linux-based operating systems.

This article will discuss how you can set the preview versions of the Microsoft Edge browser on your Debian/Debian-based system.

It is good to keep in mind that the preview version of the browser contains issues and bugs, which thus may not be stable to use as a daily driver.

1. Install via command-line

Installing Microsoft Edge on Debian is a simple as typing a few commands.

If you are terminal geek, the best method to install the Edge browser is to use the software repositories.

Launch the terminal and enter the command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install the required packages using the command:

sudo apt install curl apt-transport-https gnupg software-properties-common -y

Next, import the Microsoft GPG signing keys:

curl<strong>asc</strong> | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/<strong>trusted</strong>.gpg.d/

Enable the repositories using the command:

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

Remove gpg key

sudo rm microsoft.gpg

Update and install Microsoft Edge:

sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install microsoft-edge-beta

2. Debian Package

You can also use the deb installer to set up an Edge browser on your system. Open your terminal and enter the command:


Next, enter the command below to call dpkg utility as:

sudo dpkg -i microsoft-edge-beta_95.0.1020.40-1_amd64.deb

The above operation will set up MS Edge on Debian.

Launching the Edge Browser

To launch Microsoft Edge, you can type the command below from the terminal:


To launch the Edge browser using the Graphical interface, Search “Edge” in the Activities tab.

Upon the first launch, it will prompt you to configure various settings for your browser. Set accordingly and proceed.


This guide shows you how to install the beta version of the Microsoft Edge browser on Debian and Debian-based systems.

To get the best of this experimental browser, you can import your bookmarks, history, passwords into the browser.

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