How To Install Opera Browser on Linux Mint 20

Install Opera Browser on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Opera Browser on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Opera is one of the most popular cross-platform web browsers in the world. It is a fast, easy to use, and secure browser built for the modern web. Opera is based on the same engine as Chrome and offers a similar browsing experience and allows you to install Chrome extensions from Google’s official Web Store. It comes with built-in features such as a free VPN, AdBlocker, Battery Saver, and many more.

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 web browser on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Install Opera Browser on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing Opera Browser on Linux Mint 20.

  • Install Opera web browser via snap:

Run the following command to install snap and Opera packages:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install opera-developer
  • Install the Opera web browser from the official software repository:

Now add Opera APT repository to Linux Mint:

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

Then install Opera web browser using the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install opera-stable

Step 3. Assessing the Opera web browser.

Once successfully installed Opera, you can launch it from your Applications launcher menu or you can start Opera by using the following command in the terminal:

opera

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Opera. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Opera Browser on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Opera website.

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