Opera is a secure and fast internet browser for major operating system platforms, including for major Linux distributions. It comes with pre-build .rpm and .deb binary packages for REHL and Debian based Linux distributions.
The latest version of Opera 51.0 release has a powerful built-in ad blocker, free VPN function, speed dial, sync functions and battery saver. Also, popular applications, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and browser screen snapshots are already integrated into the browser, facilitating the need of online communication among users.
In this article we’ll learn how to install the latest version of Opera in CentOS and RHEL based Linux distributions as well as on Debian or Ubuntu derived Linux distros.
In order to install Opera 51, first visit Opera official page and use the download link to grab the latest version of the binary package specific to your installed Linux distribution.
You can also use a Linux command line download utility, such as wget or curl to download Opera binaries by visiting the following download link.
----------- For RHEL/CentOS and Fedora ----------- $ wget http://download4.operacdn.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/51.0.2830.34/linux/opera-stable_51.0.2830.34_amd64.rpm ----------- For Debian/Ubuntu and Linux Mint ----------- $ wget http://download4.operacdn.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/51.0.2830.34/linux/opera-stable_51.0.2830.34_amd64.deb
After the download completes, go to the directory where the binary package has been downloaded or use the path to the download directory and issue the below command to start installing Opera 51 in your Linux desktop.
----------- For RHEL/CentOS and Fedora ----------- $ sudo yum install opera-stable_51.0.2830.34_amd64.rpm
For Debian based Linux distros, make sure you select
yes in the prompt in order to add Opera repositories in your system and automatically update the browser with the system.
----------- For Debian/Ubuntu and Linux Mint ----------- $ sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_51.0.2830.34_amd64.deb
Run the below command in order to force the installation of some required Opera dependencies.
$ sudo apt install -f
After the installation process completes, go to Applications -> Internet and open Opera 51.0 browser.
That’s all! Enjoy a fast and secure internet navigation with Opera latest browser released version.