Poll

Would you be prepared to install Microsoft software (like Edge) on your Linux machine?

Yes
No
Unsure

Author Topic: Hell finally freezes over ...  (Read 1378 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mad Penguin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1475
  • Karma: 10024
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Hell finally freezes over ...
« on: September 23, 2020, 01:26:48 am »
As of October 2020, apparently Microsoft will be releasing a native Linux version of their Edge browser.

https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/whats-next

Hands up everyone running Linux who wants to install Microsoft software on their machine?
(Edge seems to be based on Google's Chromium browser engine, although Wikipedia lists the browser itself as having a Proprietary license)
 :o
« Last Edit: September 23, 2020, 01:32:23 am by Mad Penguin »

Offline Keith

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1177
  • Karma: 19
  • Gender: Male
  • Linux Novice
  • Awards Contributor Of The Month
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Hell finally freezes over ...
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 11:10:26 pm »
Just as I thought I was safe! 

This announcement is at least overt, but I can envisage MS liberating applications that are not obviously from that source that users are enticed into using - with privacy consequences. 

The Linux Community Forum

Re: Hell finally freezes over ...
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 11:10:26 pm »

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal