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
Opera is one of the most popular web browser on this planet. The mobile version is prbably the best browser for small devices such as Mobile Phones and desktop version is also popular due to some exciting features such as Live Speed Dialing. Opera seems to be optimized for faster web browsing with next generation browsing experience. The latest version of opera i.e 11.5 has released (today).
Opera 11.50 or swordfish (code name) is available for Windows, Mac and Linux distributions such as Linux Mint or Fedora or Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)/10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)/10.04 (Lucid Lynx), it’s a cross-platform browser.
You just need to download the correct package if you want to try Opera on your system , Debian package (*.deb) is available for Ubuntu. Then install it either from command line (using dpkg) or just open it with Ubuntu Software Center. (See below, detailed explaination is given, follow whatever suite best to you – I always recommend Command).
New/Exciting/Cool Features in Opera 11.50
Live Speed Dialing allows you to get updates from your favorite blogs in easier way, right from the speed dial in a new tab.
synchronization of passwords is easy using ‘Sync’
easy to install new plugins
improvements in support with latest web standards and technology
#2 : Install it by ‘Right Click -> Open with Ubuntu Software Center’, then a new window will appear, click on install button to proceed (you may have to authenticate using your Ubuntu login password). or open terminal (CTRL+ALT+T or you can find it in Application->Accessories->Terminal) and just type the following commands (first one may changes depending upon the location where you have downloaded the debian file) –
sudo dpkg -i opera_11.50.1074_i386.deb
#3 : That’s all..Have a lot of Fun, browsing with Opera 11.5.
Opera is a popular web browser, developed by opera Software. Opera web browser is very popular among small devices such as mobile phones, but this post is based on the desktop version of opera web browser. Opera web browser is available free under proprietary license (with some open source components), for all common operating systems such as GNU/Linux distros (e.g Ubuntu 11.04/10.10.., Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse etc), Windows 7, Mac OS X, FreeBSD.
Ubuntu users primarily uses Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but Opera is also a good choice, specifically if you have used or just give it a try (Just for Fun!), you might like some new and exciting features in Opera 11.10 – the latest version of Opera for Linux Distributions. A special features named – ‘Opera Turbo’ seems impressing because it allow you to browse five times faster (5x, it seems cool) than the normal after enabling the opera turbo mode (You can switch to/from Opera Turbo Mode in single click, using the turbo button at bottom of the browser); specifically developed for the users who surf with slower internet connection. In this post, you will learn – how to install opera 11.10 on your freshly installed Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), using Ubuntu Software Center or command line/shell/terminal.
Installing Opera on Ubuntu 11.04
#1 : Download the debian package ‘opera_11.10.2092_i386.deb’.
#2 : Now, open the downloaded package with Ubuntu Software Center (Right click on the file and select Open with Ubuntu Software Center), then click on install button to start the installation procedure. …..Wait for the installation to complete.
#3 : That’s All..Now go to menu (Top left corner) and search for ‘opera’ to start surfing with Opera.
Alternate way : From Terminal
Open Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and enter the commands, probably followed by your login password.
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!