Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Opera 29 (29.0.1795.21) Beta for Linux has been recently released, bringing Speed Dial synchronization, a new feature that allows the users to change their entry’s thumbnail, users are now able to see open tabs from other devices by clicking the Tabs button located at the bottom, and the users are allowed to set their own keyboard shortcuts via the settings page.
In this article I will show you how to install and test Opera 29 beta 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, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives.
To install Opera 29 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 or a derivative system, we have to download the Opera 28 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.
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://deb.opera.com/opera/pool/non-free/o/opera-beta/opera-beta_29.0.1795.21_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi opera-beta_29.0.1795.21_amd64.deb
Because the Opera 29 deb package gets updated frequently, most likely version 28 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