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Microsoft Edge on...Linux?!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by PrayerWarrior20, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. PrayerWarrior20

    PrayerWarrior20 Just your average man who has great abilities. Angels Team Supporter

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    To my fellow Linux users here on CF...have you heard that by the end of this month the infamous Edge Chromium browser will be available on Linux through the RPM or DEB packaging systems? Would you use it? I will be as I found Edge to be more productive, easier to navigate, and safer than Chrome. What are your thoughts on this?
     
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  2. Wookiee

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    Makes sense. Since it's Chromium, it's not like they have to do a lot more to get it going.

    I've been using Edge (instead of Chrome) for the last few months, so in that respect - if I were to use a distro for general use - I'd use it for the data syncing. But since I only have one or two Linux devices with a desktop environment (that I don't tend to use often anyway), I doubt I'll be trying it any time soon.
     
  3. PrayerWarrior20

    PrayerWarrior20 Just your average man who has great abilities. Angels Team Supporter

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    Out of curiosity do you use Linux or Windows? And what linux do you use?
     
  4. Anthony2019

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    I'll probably give Edge a look-in when it comes out, but probably won't use it as my daily browser.
    Currently I use Firefox (the standard offering with my distro) which does everything I need. With the retirement of Flash, I use the Lightspark plugin which handles everything very well. I've also got a browser called Gnome Web (Epiphany) which is light and snappy.
     
  5. Wookiee

    Wookiee Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

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    - Windows 10 on all the devices I use often
    - Proxmox (which is Debian-based) on all of my home and work servers
    - A combination of Debian and Ubuntu (usually Debian) on most of my virtualised servers (and most of these don't have a graphical shell installed)
    - Windows Server 2019 (virtualised) at work

    I like KDE and would be more inclined to use it, just a lot of stuff I like to use doesn't run properly (or at all) on Linux, and I've had issues with multi-monitor setups and stuff.
     
  6. Anthony2019

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    I used to love using KDE, especially back in the days of KDE3 and KDE4. For many years I have stuck with Fedora which uses Gnome by default. Gnome 3 took some getting used to when it first came out, but these days I find it works well for me.
     
  7. Sketcher

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    Just because it exists doesn't mean I have to use it. :)
     
  8. hedrick

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    They did this years ago. Didn’t really support it and it died. I’ll believe they’re serious abou Linux when they release Office.
     
  9. PrayerWarrior20

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    I heard from someone in the MS Insider Forum that claims they are "dead serious" about releasing Edge for Linux by the end of the month.
     
  10. ralfyman

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    I read that Edge works like Chrome but is faster because Microsoft was able to use Windows resources to do so. I don't know if the same can be done in Linux systems.
     
  11. PrayerWarrior20

    PrayerWarrior20 Just your average man who has great abilities. Angels Team Supporter

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    Breaking News-I just went to the Microsoft Edge Insider webpage. Guess what?!

    Microsoft Edge Insider

    The Linux debs and Rpms are available!
     
  12. PrayerWarrior20

    PrayerWarrior20 Just your average man who has great abilities. Angels Team Supporter

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    I just downloaded the browser. It works good...minus the not being able to sign in to your profile piece.
     
  13. nonaeroterraqueous

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    I don't need Edge, personally, but having used Skype for Linux I kind of appreciate their involvement in a competing platform.
     
  14. PrayerWarrior20

    PrayerWarrior20 Just your average man who has great abilities. Angels Team Supporter

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    How is Skype on Linux? I never have used that before...
     
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