How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux

Opera web browser is supporting the Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems, and it has been developed by the Norwegian company Opera Software. Opera web browser was initially developed on the year 1995 using the C++ programming language and released under Freeware license. Opera is an open source application that is a popular web browser. In this article, we are going to learn ‘How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux.

How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 - A Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux

How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) in Ubuntu 18.04:

Let’s first start with updating the system repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Ign:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:3 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:10 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]

Once you’ve update system repositories,  now we have to download the Opera stable version package from its official website. So use the below command to download the same.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ wget http://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/56.0.3051.104/linux/opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb
--2018-11-18 20:25:16-- http://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/56.0.3051.104/linux/opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb
Resolving download3.operacdn.com (download3.operacdn.com)... 23.64.21.104
Connecting to download3.operacdn.com (download3.operacdn.com)|23.64.21.104|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 56689076 (54M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb’

opera-stable_56.0.3 100%[===================>] 54.06M 929KB/s in 1m 41s

2018-11-18 20:26:57 (547 KB/s) - ‘opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb’ saved [56689076/56689076]

Enter the following command to see if the .deb package of Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) is downloaded. Refer to the output below

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ ls -l opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 56689076 Nov 14 17:52 opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb

Now we are ready to install the Opera web browser package. so let’s go ahead and install Opera web browser package using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Selecting previously unselected package opera-stable.
(Reading database ... 187542 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack opera-stable_56.0.3051.104_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking opera-stable (56.0.3051.104) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of opera-stable:
opera-stable depends on libcurl3 (>= 7.16.2) | libcurl4 (>= 7.58.0); however:
Package libcurl3 is not installed.
Package libcurl4 is not installed.
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.9-2) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
opera-stable

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) package. To confirm the same reference the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l opera-stable
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
iU opera-stable 56.0.3051.10 amd64 Fast and secure web browser

Now to open the Opera Web Browser just type the command Opera on shell prompt. Refer the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ opera
How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 - Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux

Opera Web Browser

You can also open the Opera Web Browser application graphically using search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.

How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 - Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux

Opera Web Browser

Also Read – How To Install Google Chrome In Ubuntu 18.04.

How To Uninstall Opera Web Browser In Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Opera Web Browser and want to uninstall the application from your system using following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r opera-stable
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
(Reading database ... 187662 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing opera-stable (56.0.3051.104) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.9-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained the How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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