Microsoft bringing Edge Internet browser to Linux, asking for input

about 2 years ago by IanDorfman

The Microsoft Edge development team is soliciting advise for fleshing out the requirements to be involved in bringing the company’s flagship web browser to operating systems powered by the Small Linux kernel iconLinux kernel.

In a post on Twitter, Sean Larkin on the Small Microsoft Edge iconMicrosoft Edge development team asked any developer that uses Linux-based environments, even for personal browsing and use, to fill out a survey hosted by the Small Microsoft Office Suite iconMicrosoft Office Suite in order to “help with some assumptions.” The survey focuses on Linux web development.

The following questions are being asked for those participating in the survey:

What distribution(s) of Linux is most important to you for web development?
What scenarios do you primarily use web browsers on Linux for?
If you use multiple distributions for different scenarios (CI/CD, personal, work, development), please specify which ones are important to which scenarios.
How do you expect to install web browsers on your Linux devices?
Please share any other details or needs you have for a browser on Linux to meet your development, testing, and/or CI/CD needs.

This public asking for help comes a few months following the announcement that the new Small Chromium iconChromium Edge will not only be available on Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10, Small Android iconAndroid, and Small iOS iconiOS, but also on Small macOS iconmacOS, Small Windows 7 iconWindows 7, and, of course, Linux.

No timetable has been set regarding the development and release of Microsoft Edge on Linux-based operating systems.

Further coverage:

Microsoft Edge

  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

Rebuilt from the ground up using Small Chromium iconChromium, the new Microsoft Edge brings you world-class compatibility and performance, the security and privacy you deserve, and new features designed to bring you the best of the web.

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