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Opera for Ubuntu


Opera is one of the most popular cross-platform browsers in the world. It is a fast, easy to use and secure browser for working in the realities of the modern Internet.

The opera is built on the Chromium engine, as is the Google Chrome browser. Thanks to this “kinship” in Opera, you can even use extensions (but not themes and not applications) from the Chrome store.

Since Opera is not an open-source project, it is not included in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

This article will cover the process of installing the Opera browser on Ubuntu 18.04. The same instructions apply to Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and other Debian-based distributions, including Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Install Opera on Ubuntu

Installing the Opera browser on Ubuntu is a fairly simple process and takes just a few minutes.

Installing packages on Ubuntu requires sudo rights.

    First you need to open the terminal and import the key from the Opera repository using wget:

After executing the command, the OK message should appear in the console, indicating the successful completion of the process of adding the key.

  • Then we add the Opera repository itself to the system:
  • After adding the repository, we update the list of packages and install the opera-stable package:

    During installation, you will be asked to create a new repository file. You need to answer it No, since the Opera repository was already added to the system in the previous installation step.

    This completes the installation process.


    To install this browser for Linux, use one of the proposed options:

    • Loading deb package from the official site with its subsequent unpacking.
    • Download procedure using the terminal (Command console).

    Let's go through each of them one by one. We offer you two brief instructions.

    Case # 1: DEB file

    First you need to go to the link There is a button to start the download, click LMB on it, and then select DEB package.

    Wait for the download to finish and open. It remains only to unpack.

    Case No. 2: Terminal

    At the end of the article, we will discuss the procedure for installing Opera in Ubuntu through the console. The easiest way to open it is with hot keys Ctrl + Alt + T. But you can also call this tool through the application menu.

    wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -

    He is responsible for adding the key for the required repository.

    sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch = i386, amd64] stable non-free"

    It is needed for connecting the repository itself, from which the download will be performed later.

    sudo apt install opera-stable

    Most likely, you will be required to confirm the operation. Type the English letter to do this. y and press Enter.

    And after executing the command, the installation of a stable version of the Internet browser will go. You can open it from the menu of all applications built into Ubuntu.