How to install the Opera browser on CentOS 8

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Opera is a stable web browser made with the Webkit engine. It’s easy to install most of the Google Chrome extensions in the Opera browser. This browser runs on various operating systems such as Linux, Microsoft Windows and macOS. The Opera browser has a built-in plugin for blocking ads and it also saves battery life. In addition, Opera is also available for many devices, including IOS, Android, and Java ME-enabled. The most common features of Opera browsers are ease of use and accessibility, security and it also offers a crypto wallet and.

This article will show you how to install the Opera browser on CentOS 8. Let’s start with the installation.

Installation of the Opera browser on CentOS 8

There are two different ways to install the Opera browser on your CentOS 8:

Method # 1: by adding the Opera browser repository

This method would be completed in the following steps:

Step 1. Open the terminal window on your system or use the keyboard shortcut to press Ctrl + Alt + t to open the command line terminal.

Step 2. Enter the command “su” in the terminal window. You have now switched to the root user.

Step 3. Run 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 run the following command on the terminal to add an Opera browser repository to 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

The Opera browser repository has been added to your system.

Step 5. After adding the Opera browser repository, install Opera on the terminal using the following command:

$sudo yum -y install opera-stable

In the above command, the “-y” option is used to avoid a confirmation prompt before installing a utility.

After you run the above command, the Opera packages will be downloaded and the installation will begin on your system.

You can see that the installation is complete. You can now use the Opera browser on your system to enter “opera” in 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, check if the wget command utility is installed on your CentOS 8 system. Enter the following command on the terminal to verify the installation of the wget utility:

$ rpm -qa wget

Step 2. If it is not installed on your system, install the wget utility on your system to run the following command on the terminal.

$ yum -y install wget

Step 3. You need to download the Opera binary packages from the official Opera site using the wget utility on your system. Run the following command in the terminal window to download the Opera package.

$wget https://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/66.0.3515.72/linux/opera-stable_66.0.3515.72_amd64.rpm

Download Opera Browser

The binary packages have been downloaded to the directory on your system.

Step 4. After the download is complete, it is now time to start installing the Opera browser on CentOS 8. Install the downloaded Opera packages using the “yum” command. Run the following command in the terminal window to install the Opera browser on CentOS 8.

$ sudo yum install opera-stable_66.0.3515.72_amd64.rpm

Install Opera RPM package

A confirmation message will appear in the terminal window during the installation process. You will be asked for confirmation regarding the installation that you either want to complete the installation process or that you want to shut down. You enter ‘y’ to proceed with installing the Opera browser on CentOS 8.

Confirm installation

As you can see, Opera installation is complete. Now start the Opera browser on your system.

Step 5. In this step, you will launch the Opera browser from a command line environment or a terminal. Enter the word ‘opera’ to launch the Opera browser on CentOS 8.

Start the Opera browser

Congratulations! The Opera browser has successfully started on your system.

You can also start the Opera browser from the desktop. To start Opera from the desktop, click the activities which are present in the left corner of the desktop. You choose the View application Option from the left sidebar of the desktop. Here you can see them Opera Browser icon. Now select it and start it on CentOS 8.

Enjoy the functions of the Opera browser on your CentOS 8.

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In this tutorial you learned how to install and launch Opera browser on CentOS 8 using two different methods. You also learned how to use the wget utility to download the packages. I hope you find this article helpful. If you have any questions, please comments below.

How to install the Opera browser on CentOS 8