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Microsoft Edge might WIN on Linux.

The time is here! There is now a stable version of Microsoft’s Edge web browser available for Linux. There have been beta and developer versions for some time, but the stable release was recently spotted in the yum repository hosted by Microsoft. If you’re interested in trying it out you can download the rpm package in Fedora or use the command line to upgrade in Ubuntu.

Looking at the official page the stable version is not yet an option, but there are other ways to get the package.

Fedora Downloads:

Ubuntu Downloads:

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list'

sudo rm microsoft.gpg

sudo apt update && sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable

Benchmarking

Fedora 35 .rpm packages
Firefox 93.0
Chromium 94.0.4606.81
Microsoft Edge 95.0.1020.40
GNOME Web 41.0
Brave 1.31.88
Vivaldi 4.3

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Javascript Testing
Kraken JavaScript Benchmark (time, lower is better)
Firefox: 959.3ms ±1.2%
Chromium: 699.0ms ±0.6%
GNOME Web: 633.0ms ±0.7%
Vivaldi: 696.6ms ±0.5%
Brave: 699.9ms ±0.8%
Edge: 692.6ms ±0.6%

JetStream 2 (score, higher is better)
Firefox: 86.848
Chromium: 145.737
GNOME Web: 152.809
Vivaldi: 146.212
Brave: 147.310
Edge: 149.908

ARES-6 (time, lower is better)
Firefox: 45.05ms ±1.45
Chromium: 20.73 ±0.92ms
GNOME Web: 18.02 ±1.42ms
Vivaldi: 20.86 ±1.18ms
Brave: 20.91 ±1.03ms
Edge: 20.62 ±0.82ms

Javascript Winner: GNOME Web

Graphics Testing
MotionMark (score, higher is better)
Firefox: 605.66 ±3.77%
Chromium: 609.23 ±11.19%
GNOME Web: 365.45 ±4.88%
Vivaldi: 727.09 ±7.52%
Brave: 628.79 ±17.35%
Edge: 780.51 ±12.10%

Graphics Winner: Microsoft Edge

Responsiveness Testing]
Speedometer (runs/min, higher is better)
Firefox: 132 ±2.3
Chromium: 132 ±3.3
GNOME Web: 127 ±2.0
Vivaldi: 136 ±1.6
Brave: 137 ±3.8
Edge: 139 ±2.5

Responsiveness Winner: Microsoft Edge

Generalized Testing
WebXPRT 3 (score, higher is better)
Firefox: 213
Chromium: 179
GNOME Web: 222
Vivaldi: 228
Brave: 214
Edge: 230

Generalized Winner: Microsoft Edge

Overall Winner: Microsoft Edge

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