How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04
How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

Opera is one of the oldest and stable web browser available today. Opera is built on WebKit Engine so you can also install Google Chrome extensions on this browser. It also comes with a built-in adblocker plugin and save battery mode. In this tutorial, you are going to learn How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04.

Prerequisites

Before you start installing Opera on Ubuntu 18.04. You must have a non-root user account on your server with sudo privileges.

Install Opera on Ubuntu

As Ubuntu core repositories do not contain Opera repository, we should add Opera repository first to install it on Ubuntu.

First, open the terminal using Ctrl+alt+t then add GPG key using the following command in Ubuntu terminal:

wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Now add the repository by running below command in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free"

After adding repository run following command to install Opera on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install opera-stable

Now above command will also ask you to update the Opera browser when installing you can press Y to update it otherwise press n.

To run the Opera browser you can go to Activities -> Opera option or you can run the following command also to run it using terminal:

opera

To Uninstall opera-stable package you can run below command:

sudo apt-get remove opera-stable

Install Latest Version on Opera on Ubuntu

The current latest version available for opera browser at the time of writing this article is 60.0. To install latest version of Opera Browser you should download .deb visiting official download page.

To download Opera using wget command or curl command run below command:

wget https://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/60.0.3255.27/linux/opera-stable_60.0.3255.27_amd64.deb

Now run following command to install above downloaded.deb package:

sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_60.0.3255.27_amd64.deb

In the installation process you will be asked to update the opera browser at the same time as given below:

install opera browser on ubuntu 18.04
install opera browser on ubuntu 18.04

After completing the above process you have installed Opera browser successfully on Ubuntu 18.04.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you have learned how to install Opera on Ubuntu 18.04 successfully. If you have any of the queries regarding this then you can comment below.

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