How to Install Opera 57.0. 3098.91 on Ubuntu 18.10 And Ubuntu 18.04 Via Repository

As you may know, Opera is a popular, open-source, cross-platform internet browser. The browser is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and has been developed by Opera Software AS. First, it has been built on the Blink layout engine, but after a while, it has adopted the Chromium browser engine.

Among others, it includes private browsing, tabbed browsing, a download manager and can integrate easily with social services, like WhatsApp and Facebook.

The latest version available is Opera 57.0.3098.91, which has been recently released, bringing the below changes:

  • DNA-73639 [Mac] Pinned tab can be closed by Cmd+W
  • DNA-73054 Crash on exit when add to bookmarks popup opened and window closed
  • DNA-74068 Switching news off and back on does not render content

How To Install Opera on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS

Installation instructions:

The easiest way to install Opera on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno and other Ubuntu derivative systems is too use the default Opera repository. You need to manually add the repository, download and install the key, update the repo index and install the opera package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb stable non-free'
$ wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install opera

Optional, to remove Opera, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove opera

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