I have been trying to run Opera on Ubuntu but wine is installing the application but not running the application, any suggestion and how to approach the problem?
Opera provides native packages to download for most Linux distributions at their website and even repositories, so updates are automatically pulled in via package management. There is an article on Opera in the Ubuntu community documentation providing information beyond just installing.
To add the opera repository with the signing key and install Opera execute the following commands:
I just tried it in my Lucid VM, it works and installs without issues.
You can perform a native Linux Install. Opera has a Linux version available on it's website.
Before you install any windows application, check to see if there is a Linux version available.