How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Opera Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Opera is one of the oldest and stable web browser available today. Opera is built on WebKit Engine so you can also install Google Chrome extensions on this browser. It also comes with a built-in adblocker plugin and save battery mode. Opera runs on computer operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Opera Browser.

Add Opera browser Repository:

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] stable non-free"

Now that the repository has been added, you can install the opera-stable package through the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install opera-stable

Step 3. Starting Opera.

Now that Opera is installed on your Ubuntu system you can start it either from the command line by typing opera or by clicking on the Opera icon (Activities -> Opera).

Step 4. Updating Opera.

When a new version is released you can update the Opera package through your desktop standard Software Update tool or by running the following commands in your terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

That’s all you need to do to install Opera Web Browser on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.