Microsoft Edge is a popular browser choice for those who prefer fast browsers based on a chromium-based engine. The following tutorial will show you how to import the Microsoft RPM that contains the browser builds and install Microsoft Edge on Fedora 37/36/35 desktop using the command line terminal.
Recommended Steps Before Installation
Before you continue, your system is advised to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid system conflicts.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y
Import Microsoft Repository
Import the Microsoft Edge GPG Key
First, run the following command to import the GPG Key for the RPM Import:
sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
Import the Microsoft Edge Repository
Next, add the repo as follows:
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge
Adding repo from: https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/edge
Install Microsoft Edge Browser
As explained at the start of the tutorial, you can install three versions of the browser. For nearly all everyday users, I would suggest installing the stable build; for users that prefer using an upstream version, I would stick to the beta; the development version should only be used for users that prefer edge software and are confident to deal with any issues that arise from it.
Microsoft Edge stable build installation command
sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-stable
Confirm the version and build of the Microsoft Edge version installed on your operating system using the following command
Microsoft Edge 107.0.1418.35
Optional. Install Microsoft Edge Browser Beta or Dev Version
Alternatively, you can install Microsoft Edge Brower beta or dev (nightly) build if you have downloaded the repositories. These two versions are not recommended for daily use but for those curious to try the preview versions.
Microsoft Edge Beta build installation command:
sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-beta
Microsoft Edge Developer (Dev) build installation command:
sudo dnf install microsoft-edge-dev
Note these do not replace your stable version, and they are installed separately.
Next, verify the beta installation or unstable; use the following command; this is optional.
Beta version check command:
Microsoft Edge 108.0.1462.15 beta
Developer (Dev) build version check command:
Microsoft Edge 109.0.1481.0 dev
The above outputs for users new to the command line terminal are examples; they will change when upgrades occur.
Launch Microsoft Edge Browser
To run Microsoft Edge, you can use the terminal command in your console:
Most users may not always have a terminal open, especially users that do not use CLI much at all, so to find the application icon, you can find the following path below as an example.
Activities > Show Applications > Microsoft Edge (version).
The first time you open Microsoft Edge, you will be greeted by the following welcome screen.
Untick or leave the Microsoft improvement tracking, then click the OK button to continue.
Afterward, you will find three options Inspiration, Informational or Focused.
Selecting each tab will preview what the view will look like in your Edge browser background.
Choose one and click the confirm button.
Lastly, the optional sign-in and sync across multiple devices.
Unless you need this, click Continue without signing in, as most users would do by clicking the “X” in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up screen.
Now you have configured the browser; you can begin using Edge.
And that is it; you have installed Microsoft Edge Browser on your Fedora Workstation.
Additional Commands & Tips
Update Microsoft Edge Browser
Updating Microsoft Edge Internet Browser is easy; you will be prompted on your desktop with the standard updates, but I would stress running the DNF update command in your terminal as you would check your entire system for any updates.
sudo dnf update
If one is available, use the upgrade option:
sudo dnf upgrade
Alternatively, you should use an updated all-in-one command.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Remove Microsoft Edge Browser
Removing the browser from your system is straightforward; run the following command to remove the Edge browser from the build you installed.
Microsoft Edge stable remove command:
sudo dnf autoremove microsoft-edge -y
Microsoft Edge beta remove command:
sudo dnf autoremove microsoft-edge-beta
Microsoft Edge developer remove command:
sudo dnf autoremove microsoft-edge-stable-dev
This small tutorial taught you how to install the Microsoft Edge browser, including the three branches: stable, beta, or nightly. Overall, Edge is pretty fast, but given it’s by Microsoft, it will always be viewed unfavorably amongst many Linux users for users porting from Windows; it works just as well, if not better, on Linux than Microsoft.