Opera is a stable web browser built with the Webkit engine. It is easy to install most of the Google Chrome extensions on the Opera browser. This browser runs on various operating systems such as Linux, Microsoft Windows and macOS. Opera browser has a built-in plugin to block ads and also saves battery life. Moreover, Opera is also available for many devices that include IOS, Android and Java ME enabled ones. The most common features of Opera browsers are usability and accessibility, security and it also offers a crypto wallet and.
In this article we will learn how to install Opera browser on CentOS 8. Let’s get started with the installation.
Installation of Opera browser on CentOS 8
There are the following two different ways to install the Opera browser on your CentOS 8:
Method #1: By adding Opera browser repository
This method would be complete in the following steps:
Step 1. Open the terminal window on your System or by using the shortcut key method, for this purpose press Ctrl+Alt +t to open the command line terminal.
Step 2. Type the “su” command on the terminal window. Now, you have been switched to the root user.
Step 3. Execute the following command on the terminal to import the GPG key for the Opera browser:
$rpm --import https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key
Step 4. You will run the following command on the terminal to add an Opera browser repository on your system.
$ tee /etc/yum.repos.d/opera.repo <<REPO [opera] name=Opera packages type=rpm-md baseurl=https://rpm.opera.com/rpm gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key enabled=1 REPO
Opera browser repository has been added to your system.
Step 5. After adding the Opera browser repository, you will install the Opera by using the following command on terminal:
$sudo yum -y install opera-stable
In the above-mentioned command, the “-y” option is used to avoid a confirmation prompt before installing any utility.
After running the above-mentioned command, the Opera packages will start downloading and installation will begin on your system.
You can see the installation has been completed. Now, you can use the Opera browser on your system to type “opera” on the terminal window.
Method #2: Download Opera using the Wget command
There are the following steps to install the Opera browser on your CentOS 8.
Step 1. First, you will verify whether the wget command utility is installed or not on your system CentOS 8. Type the following command on the terminal to check wget utility installation:
$ rpm -qa wget
Step 2. If it is not installed on your system then you will install wget utility on your system to run the following command on the terminal.
$ yum -y install wget
Step 3. You have to download the Opera binary packages from the Opera official page using wget utility on your system. Run the following command on the terminal window to download the Opera package.
The binary packages have been downloaded into your system’s directory.
Step 4. After completing the download, now it’s time to start the installation of the Opera browser on CentOS 8. Install the downloaded Opera packages by using the “yum” command. Run the following command on the terminal window to install the Opera browser on CentOS 8.
$ sudo yum install opera-stable_66.0.3515.72_amd64.rpm
During the installation process, a confirmation prompt will appear on the terminal window. It will ask for confirmation related to installation that either you want to complete the installation process or want to quiet. You will enter ‘y’ to further proceed with the installation of the Opera browser on CentOS 8.
As you can see Opera installation has been completed. Now, launch the Opera browser on your system.
Step 5. In this step, you will launch the Opera browser using a command-line environment or terminal. Type the word ‘opera’ to launch the Opera browser on CentOS 8.
Congratulations! Opera browser has been successfully launched on your system.
You can also launch the Opera browser using the desktop. To launch Opera using the desktop, click on the Activities that are present on the left corner of the desktop. You will select the Show application option from the left sidebar of the desktop. Here, you will see the Opera browser icon. Now, you will select and launch it on CentOS 8.
Enjoy the features of the Opera browser on your CentOS 8.
In this tutorial, you have learned how to install and launch the Opera browser using two different methods on CentOS 8. You have also learned how to use wget utility to download the packages. I hope this article would be helpful for you. For any queries, please comments below.