The transition from EdgeHTML to Chromium, the same engine that’s powering Google Chrome, allowed Microsoft to turn Microsoft Edge into a cross-platform browser.
So right now, Microsoft Edge is available on both iPhone and Android, but also on more desktop platforms besides Windows 10. For example, users of older Windows can also download the browser, and so do those running macOS.
Starting today, the stable version of Microsoft Edge is also available on Linux.
The browser landed in the Dev and Beta channels on Linux many months ago, but Microsoft has finally completed the development of the stable build and is now releasing it to users.
Updated surf game
To celebrate this occasion, Microsoft has also updated the surf game that comes bundled with Microsoft Edge, so you can now use the famous penguin to surf.
“A common request is your need for Microsoft Edge to span the breadth of operating systems in your environment. Last October, we made Microsoft Edge available on Linux in preview channels (Dev and Beta channels) and today, the browser is generally available for Linux via the stable channel,” Microsoft explains in an announcement today.
“This milestone officially rounds out the full complement of major platforms served by Microsoft Edge through stable channel: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and now Linux. To use Microsoft Edge on Linux, users can download it from our website or retrieve it using the command line from a Linux package manager.”
Microsoft Edge comes with almost the same benefits as Google Chrome, as it offers full support for extensions developed for Google’s browser. However, Microsoft also offers an add-on store of its own, and here you can find the most popular extensions that have been specifically optimized for Microsoft Edge, no matter what platform you run the browser on.