In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Opera on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Opera is a fast, secure, and easy-to-use internet browser that works well on most Linux distributions. It’s now designed with an integrated ad blocker, battery saver, and free VPN, so it saves time and resources for its own users. Also, the Opera browser is stuffed with several other innovative features such as speed dialup, pop-up blocking, personal browsing, and tabbed browsing.
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 the step-by-step installation of Opera browser on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror 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.
Install Opera on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Opera on Ubuntu 16.04.
First, Go to the Opera browser for the Linux download page. and download the deb package installer:
### 32-bit ### wget http://download4.operacdn.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/40.0.2308.62/linux/opera-stable_40.0.2308.62_i386.deb ### 64-bit ### wget http://download4.operacdn.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/40.0.2308.62/linux/opera-stable_40.0.2308.62_amd64.deb
Install Opera DEB package, forcing install of dependencies:
apt-get install apt-transport-https libcurl3 sudo dpkg -i opera-stable*.deb
Step 3. Accessing Opera Web Browser.
Once the Opera installation is complete, you can start Opera by typing the below command in the terminal or Going to Activities on Ubuntu:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Opera. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Opera browser in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Opera website.