The objective of this tutorial is to perform a installation of Opera browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Opera browser from GUI
  • How to install Opera Browser from command line
  • How to install Opera Browser from the official repository
Opera Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Opera Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Ubuntu 20.04 Opera Browser Installation step by step instructions

Opera browser can be installed in the following forms:
  • Opera (Stable) - Recommended stable version for average user
  • Opera Beta - Opera browser in testing stage
  • Opera Developer - Highest unstable version of the opera browser currently in development
  1. Use snap command to install Opera Browser on your Ubuntu 20.04. This is a universal installation method across all Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop installations. To perform the installation of the Opera Browser execute one of the below commands:
    $ sudo snap install opera
    OR
    $ sudo snap install opera-beta
    OR
    $ sudo snap install opera-developer
    

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  3. Another installation alternative is to install Opera browser using GUI and the Software application.

    select your desired Opera version to install
    Use top left Activities menu to open the Software application. Search for opera and select your desired Opera version to install.
  4. Install Opera Browser directly from the Official Opera repository. First, add the Opera signing key:
    $ wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
    
    Next, add repository of the Opera browser version you intend to install:
    $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free"
    OR
    $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] https://deb.opera.com/opera-beta/ stable non-free"
    OR
    $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] https://deb.opera.com/opera-developer/ stable non-free"
    
  5. Next, use the apt command to install the actual Browser:
    $ sudo apt install opera-stable
    OR
    $ sudo apt install opera-beta
    OR
    $ sudo apt install opera-developer
    
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