Hello Linux Geeksters. As you know, Opera is a popular web browser, available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Last year, Opera has adopted Google’s forked WebKit engine, the new versions of the browser being based on Chromium. After the release of Opera 12.16, the Linux support has been dropped, until Opera 26 Dev has been released for Linux.
The latest version available is Opera 26 stable, which has been recently released , coming with a new feature for sharing bookmarks (select a few links or an entire bookmark folder, click share and sent the link via email) and a feature to import bookmarks from other browsers (select Settings, click Import bookmarks and settings and select the data you want to import).
In this article I will show you how to install and test Opera 26 stable on 64 bit versions of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives.
Because the developer branch of Opera is not available via any repository, we have to download the Opera 26 deb package from the Opera pool and install it via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg, due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.
How to install Opera 26 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://deb.opera.com/opera/pool/non-free/o/opera-stable/opera-stable_26.0.1656.32_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi opera-stable_26.0.1656.32_amd64.deb
Because the Opera 26 deb package gets updated frequently, most likely version 26 will be replaced by a new one soon, so when this link becomes obsolete, download the deb for amd64 Ubuntu systems from HERE and install it via gdebi.
Optional, to remove opera, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove opera