How To Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8

Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Opera is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Opera Software and operates as a Chromium-based browser. Opera has built-in plugins to block advertisements and you can run this browser on many devices in which IOS, Java ME enabled ones and Android are included. The main features of the Opera web browser are accessibility, security, and usability. This browser runs on various operating systems such as Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Opera Browser on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8.

By default, Opera is available on the AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now we run the following command to add Opera repository to your AlmaLinux system:

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/opera.repo

Add the following file:

name=Opera packages

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo rpm --import

Finally, update repository packages and install Opera to your system:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install opera-stable

Step 3. Accessing the Opera Web Browser on AlmaLinux

Once successfully installed, open the opera browser on your system by using the application search bar. Click on the ‘Activities’ and then type ‘Opera’ in the application search box or type the below command in the terminal:


Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Opera. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Opera Browser on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Opera website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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