Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) users got Firefox installed by default – which is pretty good for browsing. If you’re not happy then there install Google Chrome or Chromium, you will be browsing seamlessly without any problem. But in the case, if you want to try any other browser in Ubuntu 11.10, then probably you are looking for Opera. Opera has already been dominating the mobile browsing market, although it’s not so popular in desktop market (it’s probably the 4th most popular browser in desktop market) but it’s a pretty good browser; well, it also support modern good stuffs (HTML5, CSS3, etc) you don’t want to miss.
Opera have a lot of cool features including tabbed browsing, mouse gesture, page zooming and a well integrated download manager (super cool!). Opera is also known as the origin of a lot of cool features that every browsers adapted later. Opera is available for a lot of platforms – GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
Opera for Ubuntu/Linux Mint
The latest version of opera – 11.60 released in the first week of the Dec 2011. For Debian based linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint – download the *.deb package and install it either with Ubuntu Software Center or gdebi Package Installer.
Install Opera in Ubuntu 11.10 (or Linux Mint 12 or other Debian based distro)
#1. Download the debian package from the official website. (it should automatically detect your OS and the required package, if not, then follow the snapshot before hitting the download button)
#2. Then open the download file (something like this : opera_11.60_i386.deb) with Ubuntu Software Center (If you’re using Linux Mint then open it with gdebi package installer), click on install to continue and wait for the installation to complete.
#3. That’s All, no you can find it in Applications – >Internet. Happy Browsing 🙂
Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) has Mozilla Firefox installed on it as Default web browser.Firefox is the most popular browser on this planet but it has been loosing its share from the past few months(It may restore the market share after the release of Firefox 4.0) may be due to some reasons like major security bugs,instability,speed etc. Continue reading →
Google chrome is one of the fastest browser available and its popularity is increasing very fastly.You can also install chromium browser in Ubuntu 10.04 that is available in software center;similar to Google chrome.Although a beta version of Google chrome is also released for Linux(Ubuntu/OpenSUSE and others).For Ubuntu 10.04 it is simple to install using Debian package installer.
Opera is one of the fastest browser available and you want to install it on your Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) even though it has already an excellent browser installed by default(That is Mozilla Firefox),then you can install opera in few clicks.Latest version of Opera is just released.So you can install opera 10.10 on Ubuntu 10.04(or any other Linux version procedure is just same)by following three steps : (very simple steps)
Three step installation of Opera 10.10 on Ubuntu 10.04 :
step1 : Open any browser and go to opera’s official website for downloading the latest version for ubuntu 10.04. Download Opera 10.10
step2 : Select the operating system(Here it is Ubuntu although it may not be necessary if website will automatically detect) and in package format leave it as default package for easy installation.
step3 : Now click on Download Opera.Then downloading will start and an option will come for opening the package with GDebi Package Installer so click ok.Next downloading will be complete within few moments and installation will start.Finally click on install package to begin the installation and installation will be complete within few seconds.
step4 : End of the Fun.I assume you have installed opera 10.10 on Your Ubuntu successfully!
Lets do some calculation :
step1: In your browser,open a new tab.
step2: Now type(In URL Field i.e in address bar of the browser)
(It will give you output in body of the browser)
You can also use another method for getting output in an alert window.
write the following line in the address bar of your browser.(Don’t forget to end the line with semicolon)
step3: You will get the output like this in the browser’s body(top left corner).