I've heard that we can use it. Then how can I install it because I dont see it in the Ubuntu Software Center.

  • my first reply, I know its a bit late but i thought it helps Try this It should work.
    – user198435
    Feb 1 '14 at 4:47
  1. To install Opera, simply go to their download page here. Ubuntu will be auto-detected, and click on the big Download Opera button:

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  2. Choose the "Open With" option, and the file will automatically open in Software Center once downloaded:

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  1. Click on Install in Software Center, enter your password if asked, and then Opera will be installed:

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In terminal:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'
sudo sh -c 'wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | apt-key add -'
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install opera
  • I tried it and it doesnt work @zuberuber
    – Alfredo
    Jul 27 '12 at 20:18
  • OMG, i did it, and it does'nt open with ubuntu software center
    – Alfredo
    Jul 27 '12 at 20:55
  • and how i do it? i dont have experience @zuberuber
    – Alfredo
    Jul 27 '12 at 21:41
  • Thank's to izx and EliahKagan i corrected code and now it should work just fine.
    – zuberuber
    Jul 27 '12 at 22:25
  • when i write the second part it says "wget: invalid option -- '0' "gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found."
    – Alfredo
    Jul 27 '12 at 22:33

Detailed up-to-date instructions are available here:

Quoting the Opera Knowledge Base:

With Debian- and Ubuntu-based distros, you can use Opera's repository to ensure that your system will always have the latest stable Opera version.

You can also always get the latest version from http://www.opera.com/download/ but in that case you won't be using the native system tools (apt, aptitude, Ubuntu Software Center) to do updates.

Installing via repository is the recommended way to install Opera according to the Ubuntu Community Help Wiki.


Open the terminal.

wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | apt-key add -

Then: 64 bit.

wget http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/pool/non-free/o/opera-stable/opera-stable_42.0.2393.517_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_42.0.2393.517_amd64.deb

Replace "amd64.deb" with "i386.deb" if you work on 32 bit.

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