Opera Browser is a long-running browser that is not popular to much but used a lot of people. Opera provides different user experience than Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Opera Browser to the Windows and Linux operating systems.
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge are very good and extensible browsers. They provide plugins for Free VPN, AdBlocker, Messenger. What makes Opera different is it provides Free VPN, AdBlocker, Messenger for free, and as built-in without installing any extension.
Download and Install Opera For Windows Operating System
We will start with the installation of the Opera to the Windows operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016.
Download Opera Browser
The Opera browser for Windows can be downloaded from the following link. This will start the download of the
We can start the installation by clicking
OperaSetup.exe and follow the instructions. We can see in the following screenshot that Opera provides very easy and simple installation options where we only need to click the
During installation, files will be extracted, registered and installed properly.
After the installation is complete the Opera Browser will start automatically. We will see the following screen where it is a way different from other browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge.
Download and Install Opera For Linux Operating System
We can install Opera Browser into different Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS etc.
Download Opera Browser
We can download Opera Browser for the Linux distributions from the following link.
Some browsers like Google Chrome can interpret downloaded
opera-stable.deb file as malicious or suspicious. We have to click
Keep button in order to save the installation file.
We have downloaded the installation file and start the installation process. We will use the terminal or command line shell in order to install Opera. We will navigate to the path where we have downloaded the Opera Browser. We will use
dpkg tool for Ubuntu based installation which can install
deb packages. We also need root privileges which can be obtained with the
sudo command like below.
$ sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_60.0.3255.27_amd64.deb
During installation, we will be asked to add the Opera repository to the current system with the following screen. We will select
Yes which means Opera Software updates will be checked with the
apt-get update or
apt update command.
After the installation is complete we can open Opera Browser from Application Menu or just typing
opera to the terminal or shell-like below.