How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Opera Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 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 ad blocker plugin and saves battery mode. You can install Opera on all major operating systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux. The main features of Opera are including browser based-VPN, built-in ad blocker, enhanced battery life, pop-up blocking, video pop out, and snapshot tool.

Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

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 the Opera Browser on the Ubuntu system.

  • Installing Opera browser using the official repository

To install the Opera browser from its official repository, you need to manually add it’s a repository to your Ubuntu system:

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add –

Next, add the official Opera repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository “deb [arch=i386,amd64] stable non-free”

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt install opera-stable

Once the installation of the Opera browser is complete, now, it’s time to launch Opera browser on your system by typing the following command on the terminal:

  • Installing Opera using snap

Run the following command on your terminal and perform the task:

sudo snap install opera

You can remove the opera via the snap package using the following command:

sudo snap remove opera

That’s all you need to do to install the Opera Web Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.