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Re: Microsoft Edge Dev now available for linux

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I don't trust anything from Microsoft, and I deleted the Edge browser from my Win10 SSD on this laptop.

I run Mint 99.98% of the time anyway, but I do follow what MS is doing....
have too, my daughter is using Win10 simply because of one reason,
MS ACCESS is so proprietary, that no one else can work with it.

her business has a huge ACCESS database.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Developer Build of Edge for Linux is available now. Check the article at OMG! UBUNTU! https://tinyurl.com/y4vxzu4h
Access the Developer Build at https://tinyurl.com/y4ftkgxk
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Duplicate topics have been merged.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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MrEen wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Duplicate topics have been merged.
Thanks ;)
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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antikythera wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:20 pm
MrEen wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Duplicate topics have been merged.
Thanks ;)
Thank you for reporting your own topic! :D

Now, should I delete our off topic stuff? :lol:
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Microsoft Edge For Linux

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I am glad to see that Edge is now available for Linux users;

https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/202 ... dev-linux/
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Re: Microsoft Edge For Linux

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EEE


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Microsoft Edge Browser dev version available

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For anyone who likes to try out different browsers - Microsoft Edge browser is now available for download or as a PPA install

I've installed and am using it right now to make this post. It is chromium based so nothing terribly new, but something new to try anyway.

https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en ... form=linux

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## Setup
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
## Install
sudo apt update
sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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<mod> merged yet another "Microsoft Edge for Linux (Dev)" available post into the exisitng thread </mod>
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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I would get it alongside firefox. I have chromium edge for windows and I really like it. And tbh it is similar to firefox.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Personally I would give it a try. MS Edge is not bad, but I will stick with Firefox and Chrome 8)
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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The most troubling aspect of installing Microsoft Edge on my Linux Mint 20 laptop is that not only did the novelty (if there ever really was any) wear off after a very brief time, but when I decided I wanted it gone there's no obvious way to uninstall it. It doesn't show up in Mint's Software Manager where programs normally can be uninstalled. Synaptic can't find it either. So unless someone out there has a way to uninstall MS Edge once you've given it a try and find it entirely redundant, which you will, I'd advise against messing with it at all.. Unless you really don't care that once you install it it'll be there for the long haul, hiding in plain sight, a typical Microsoft set of 'barbed hooks' that you'd pull your hair out trying to rid your system of if you ever decided you wanted it gone, don't do it.. Just sayin'..
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Assuming you installed it by adding the repos as mentioned in a previous post and then installed it with sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev command you should be able to get rid of it with sudo apt purge microsoft-edge-dev

Have you tried that yet?
I do not have it installed and do not intend to do so but I can assure you that there will be a way to remove it.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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I would only add an askerisk to that removal script and then follow up with 3 other cleanup scripts thereafter...DAMIEN

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sudo apt purge microsoft-edge-dev*

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sudo apt autoclean

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sudo apt autoremove --purge

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dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Actually I've been experimenting with 'MS Edge' today and I think I'm liking it. Very fast and I love the way you can read the news with it. Not a MS lover but what else do I have to do but watch it snow :mrgreen:
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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IF,
I ever tired to install it, it would be in VirtualBox environment.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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when I decided I wanted it gone there's no obvious way to uninstall it
Even though i DO know how to uninstall and use the "Pooper Scooper" clean-ups after the uninstall, I do not ever intentionally install viruses and/or malware on purpose, which is what I consider anything coming from that source to be...DAMIEN
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Az4x4 wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:23 pm
The most troubling aspect of installing Microsoft Edge on my Linux Mint 20 laptop is that not only did the novelty (if there ever really was any) wear off after a very brief time, but when I decided I wanted it gone there's no obvious way to uninstall it. It doesn't show up in Mint's Software Manager where programs normally can be uninstalled. Synaptic can't find it either. So unless someone out there has a way to uninstall MS Edge once you've given it a try and find it entirely redundant, which you will, I'd advise against messing with it at all.. Unless you really don't care that once you install it it'll be there for the long haul, hiding in plain sight, a typical Microsoft set of 'barbed hooks' that you'd pull your hair out trying to rid your system of if you ever decided you wanted it gone, don't do it.. Just sayin'..
A quick and dirty way to be sure you can be rid of the garbage...er...MS Edge (or any other program you want to try) is to make a Timeshift snapshot before installing it. That way, if you decide you don't like it, just restore that snapshot.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:28 pm
A quick and dirty way to be sure you can be rid of the garbage...er...MS Edge (or any other program you want to try) is to make a Timeshift snapshot before installing it. That way, if you decide you don't like it, just restore that snapshot.
Exactly what I did since it also adds a repository for further updates like Google Chrome does.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Did a time shift also :mrgreen:
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