It’s happening! Microsoft has confirmed that the first version of the Microsoft Edge web browser will be here by October, after going live next month as a preview.
Redmond shared this news at its Ignite 2020 event.
The migration of the underlying engine to the Chromium technology has paved the way for Redmond to make its browser available as a cross-platform solution that is available on multiple operating systems, from Windows 7 all the way up to Windows 10, and macOS.
And the software titan officially confirmed that it had started developing a Linux variant of Edge earlier this year, though it has remained tight-lipped on any potential release date.
But the company seemingly has more to share as development of Edge for Linux advances.
Microsoft apparently wants Edge for Linux to be finalized for all devices in early 2021. And to do that, the company will have to collect as much feedback it can from early testers.
Most likely, this Linux flavor of the browser will eventually be offered in the same channels as its Windows and Mac siblings. That is to say, the newly formed but now familiar Canary, Dev, Beta, and Stable channels.
Once ready, Microsoft Edge for Linux Preview will be published not just on the Microsoft Edge Insider site, but also shipped through native package managers on Linux for easier installation.
Long journey, but we are finally getting there!