Opera is a browser offering fast and useful features to its users. It can easily be installed on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux platforms. Opera provides a VPN within the browser and also has an ad blocker. The browser also provides a snapshot tool in itself. In this article, we will walk users through the method of installation of the Opera browser on the Ubuntu 20.04 system.
We will be using both the graphical user interface and the command-line of the system to install the browser in the system.
Method 01: Installing Opera browser using GUI
To install the Opera browser using the GUI method will require you to access the Ubuntu Software through the Applications of the system.
The Ubuntu Software window will open up. Type Opera beta in the search bar of the window and hit the <enter> key. You will see the Opera beta option similar to the one displayed below. Double click on it.
The following window will appear. There is an Install button under the Oper beta name. Click on this button to begin the installation of Opera beta in your system.
Users can also use their official website to download the stable version of Opera using the GUI method as follows:
Method 02: Installing Opera browser using command-line
To install the Opera browser via the command-line by using this method will require the installation of snapd package. You can check the status of the installation of snapd package, if it is not installed then you need to install snapd in your system. This step is mandatory to be completed before proceeding any further. Type the following in the terminal window:
$ sudo apt install snapd
Now, to update the apt repository, run the following command:
$ sudo apt update
Once done, you can install Opera web browser in your system. Type the following command in the terminal window:
$ snap install opera
You can see an output quite similar to this one displaying the download progress.
The system might take some time. Make sure you stay there on the terminal window. After some time, the Opera web browser will be installed in the system. A message like the one displayed below will be proof of the same.
This way users can easily install the Opera web browser. After the installation, you can use the web browser on the go.
Accessing the Opera browser
Once installed, users can easily access the browser from their installed Applications. Type Opera in the search bar and you will see the installed browser in the applications available.
To access it you need to click on it.
Uninstalling the Opera browser
Users can also easily uninstall the Opera web browser when they feel like it. This method is easy to implement. Type this command in your terminal window:
$ sudo snap remove opera
At this step, the system will ask users for their password when they hit the <enter> key. Here, you need to provide the password in the allocated space, and then press the <enter> key to proceed with the uninstallation process.
The method discussed above will successfully uninstall the browser from your system.
In this tutorial, we went through the methods of installation of the Opera web browser on an Ubuntu 20.04 system. This browser provides its unique features and has many users all over the world. The tutorial discussed two methods of installation of the Opera browser. Users can access and then use the Opera browser once they have installed it in their systems. We also discussed the method of uninstalling the browser from the Ubuntu 20.04 system.
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