In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing the Opera browser on Ubuntu using the Terminal. This process can be quite beneficial for those who prefer to use the command line interface, or for those who are working on a server without a GUI.
To install Opera browser on Ubuntu via Terminal, you need to add the Opera stable sources to your system, install the key for the Opera repository, update the repository index, and then install Opera using the apt-get command.
Introduction to Opera Browser
Opera is a freeware web browser developed by Opera Software. It is known for its speed and security features, such as a built-in ad blocker and VPN. It is also compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Ubuntu.
Before you start, make sure you have administrative rights on your Ubuntu system and an active internet connection.
Method 1: Using the Terminal
Here are the steps to install Opera via Terminal:
Step 1: Open the Terminal
You can open the terminal by pressing
Step 2: Add the Opera Stable Sources
Run the following command to add the Opera stable sources to your system:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'
In this command,
sudo is used to run the command with root privileges. The
sh -c part allows us to run the command that follows in a subshell. The
echo command is used to output the text that follows, and
>> is used to append this output to the file
Step 3: Install the Key for the Opera Repository
To ensure the authenticity of the software, we need to add the key for the Opera repository. Run the following command:
sudo sh -c 'wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | apt-key add -'
wget is a utility to download files from the web.
-O - tells
wget to write the output to standard output. The
| symbol is a pipe that takes the output of the command on the left and uses it as input for the command on the right.
apt-key add - adds the key to APT’s keyring.
Step 4: Update the Repository Index
Next, we need to update the repository index. This can be done with the following command:
sudo apt-get update
apt-get update fetches the package lists from the repositories and “updates” them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies.
Step 5: Install Opera
Finally, you can install Opera by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install opera
install option in
apt-get is used to install a package. In this case, the package is
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Opera browser on your Ubuntu system using the Terminal. Now, you can enjoy a fast and secure browsing experience with Opera. If you have any issues or questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below. Happy browsing!
- Opera Browser Official Website
- Ubuntu Official Documentation
- APT-GET Command Explanation
Yes, you can also install Opera browser on Ubuntu using the Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager. However, this article focuses on the installation process via the Terminal.
No, installing Opera browser via Terminal will not remove any existing browsers on your Ubuntu system. It will simply add Opera as an additional browser option.
Yes, you can update Opera browser using the Terminal by running the command
sudo apt-get upgrade opera. This command will update Opera to the latest available version.
To uninstall Opera browser from your Ubuntu system, you can use the command
sudo apt-get remove opera. This will remove the Opera package from your system.
Yes, you can customize the appearance of Opera browser on Ubuntu by going to the Opera menu, selecting "Settings", and then choosing "Appearance". From there, you can change the theme, adjust the sidebar, and customize other visual elements.
Yes, Opera browser on Ubuntu supports extensions. You can find and install extensions from the Opera add-ons store by clicking on the Opera menu, selecting "Extensions", and then choosing "Get extensions".