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’.
Download Opera 11.10 for Ubuntu 11.04
#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.
wget http://www.opera.com/download/get.pl?id=33541&location=321¬hanks=yes&sub=marine sudo dpkg -i opera_11.10.2092_i386.deb