Microsoft Edge (formerly Project Spartan) is one Web browser developed by Microsoft using Google’s Chromium kernel, which is the core used by Google to build the famous Google Chrome browser.
According to “netmarketshare.com”, the market share of the browser Microsoft Edge Chromium currently has a market share of 7.75%, ranking second only to Google Chrome and still growing.
Because it uses the same Chromium core, in terms of speed and security, it’s similar to Google Chrome. However, since this is open source, Microsoft has integrated a number of features specifically for this browser.
For example, Collections (which helps you to pin web pages to compare prices, services …), SmartScreen protects you from security problems when accessing the network …
In addition, the Edge browser can also access and use the same app store / Google extension, and of course still can use the “growers” app store – Microsoft Store.
Chromebooks are designed to run Google Chrome, but with the addition of a Linux kernel, you can install other browsers on your Chromebook (if you want) including Microsoft Edge Chromium.
Whether you want to try out what Microsoft’s browser has to offer or are tired of eating RAM like drinking Chrome’s water, here’s how to install Edge on Chrome OS.
How do I install Microsoft Edge on a Chromebook?
+ Step 1: Since you’ll be installing Microsoft Edge on Linux, you’ll need to enable Linux on your Chromebook first if it isn’t already on.
To do that, visit the section
Settings Chromebook from the app drawer or the quick settings panel (by clicking the clock in the bottom right corner of the home screen).
+ Step 2: Then scroll down until you find it
Linux (Beta) => and click the button
Turn on next.
Next in the next window.
+ Step 3: Import
Username and the size for your Linux partition. You can leave it as default if you are not going to install more than a few Linux applications => Then press
Install when you’re done.
Your Chromebook will begin to download and configure Linux. It will automatically launch when finished. Now you can proceed to install Microsoft Edge.
+ Step 4: Open Google Chrome and go to the page Microsoft download page. Then click the button
Download for Linux (.deb) Debian/Ubuntu below the card
Dev Channel. In the pop-up window, select
Accept and download.
+ Step 5: You double click to run the installation file that your Chromebook just downloaded => then select
+ Step 6: Click the button
OK to continue. It will take a few minutes depending on your network speed for your Chromebook to install Microsoft Edge, and once it’s done, the browser will be available in the app.
Now you can open Microsoft Edge and use the web browser like you would on any other traditional PC.
When the Microsoft Edge app is active on your Chromebook, you can also right-click its icon and pin it to the taskbar for easy access.
Like with Microsoft Edge, you can install other Linux apps if they’re Chromebook-compatible.
Yes, so I have just completed the tutorial to install Microsoft Edge browser on Chromebook. Hopefully this article will be useful to you. Good luck !