How To Download and Install Opera Browser On Windows and Linux? – POFTUT

How To Download and Install Opera Browser On Windows and Linux?

Opera Browser is a long-running browser which 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 system.

Opera Features

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge are very good and extensible browsers. They provide plugins for Free VPN, Ad Blocker, Messenger. What makes Opera different is it provides Free VPN, Ad Blocker, Messenger for free and as built-in without installing any extension.

Opera Features

Opera Features

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

Opera browser for Windows can be downloaded from the following link. This will start the download of the OperaSetup.exe

https://www.opera.com/tr/computer/thanks?ni=stable&os=windows

Download Opera Browser

Download Opera Browser

Start Installation

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 Install button.

Start Opera Installation

Start Opera Installation

During installation, files will be extracted, registered and installed properly.

Start Opera Installation

Start Opera Installation

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.

Opera Browser Startup Screen

Opera Browser Startup Screen

Download and Install Opera For Linux Operating System

We can install Opera Browser into different Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS etc.

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Download Opera Browser

We can download Opera Browser for the Linux distributions from the following link.

https://www.opera.com/download/get/?partner=www&opsys=Linux

Download Opera Browser

Download Opera Browser

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.

Download Opera Browser

Download Opera Browser

Start Installation

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.

Start Installation

Start Installation

During installation, we will be asked to add 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.

Opera For Linux, Ubuntu

Opera For Linux, Ubuntu

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