Jan 22 2021 11:23 PM
Jan 22 2021 11:23 PM
I've just switched to Linux (which is Lubuntu), after a long time with Windows 10 to try new things.I used to use Chrome in my Linux because I don't think Edge Chromium supports it. One day, I heard the news that Edge dev supports it, I downloaded it.
+ First, I can't sync with my Microsoft account. That's why I still have to use both Edge Chromium and Chrome.
+ Second, it makes me suprised because of its speed! Much much faster than Chrome, btw.
+ Third, I don't know if this is an issue. The font on the address bar is very large, despite customizing the font. I hope that you can fix this issue
In conlusion, Edge Chromium is really good for me, as it can meet my demand, but not the syncing issue (: Also, I'm sorry about my English grammar, as I'm not an American or a British.
Jan 23 2021 07:16 AM - edited Jan 25 2021 04:04 AMSolution
@yellowdogvn "First, I can't sync with my Microsoft account. That's why I still have to use both Edge Chromium and Chrome."
Microsoft has said that it plans to bring sync to Edge-Linux, but has not provided a timetable for that essential feature. Without MSA sign-in and sync, Edge-Linux is more-or-less bling, not useful for end users. But that's fair -- Edge-Linux at this point is intended for testing and use by developers, not end users. MSA sign-in and Sync will probably be in place before a Stable version is released.
At present Microsoft officially supports only Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distros, although Edge-Linux seems to install properly and work acceptably on Ubuntu flavors/derivatives (Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Mate and so on). Edge-Linux is not available for Arch-based distros or independents like Solus and Intel's Clear Linux.
A Microsoft team member is reported to have said in a December podcast that support will be extended to additional distros after Stable is released, but Microsoft has given no timetable. Many of us are hoping that Microsoft will issue a Snap or Flatpak version.
We will just have to be patient.
Jan 24 2021 03:56 AM
Jan 24 2021 04:55 AM
Jan 25 2021 01:58 AM - edited Jan 25 2021 02:19 AM
@yellowdogvn it is too bad that chromium sync with google services will be disabled this year (https://blog.chromium.org/2021/01/limiting-private-api-availability-in.html)
Jan 25 2021 05:36 AM
@yellowdogvn "It's lucky that I'm going to move to Arch (: BTW, Edge-Linux is really great though it's dev version."
I use Solus so I'm in the same boat, waiting to see if Microsoft decides to support Edge-Linux outside the Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/openSUSE corporate/enterprise universe, and if so, how far. Microsoft doesn't support WSL outside that universe, so I'm not optimistic that we will ever see native support for Arch-based or independent distros. Snap is a Canonical initiative, though, and I've not given up hope that Microsoft will release a Snap at some point.