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Install Opera Web Browser on Debian 11

Hello dear friends. Firefox and Google Chrome are the main dominators of the web browser market, but this does not mean that there are no other alternatives out there. And I think one of the most solid is Opera. So, in this post, you will learn how to install Opera on Debian 11. The process is very easy but it can be worth it.

Introducing to Opera Web Browser

What Opera always boasts about is being a modern web browser. This is because with Opera we can gain integration with social networks like Facebook and Instagram but also with Whatsapp.

Some of the main features of Opera are:

  • Integrated AdBlocker so that pages can load better.
  • Opera has a VPN that will help you to be anonymous on the Internet and improve your security.
  • Chat and surf at the same time with built-in messengers on the side of your browser.
  • The browser supports themes, keyboard shortcuts, and your favorite bookmarks from one place. Also, Opera features cross-device synchronization so you can use it from anywhere.

In addition to this, Opera is based on a browsing engine similar to Chrome, so the speed of loading websites is guaranteed.

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So, let’s get started.

Install Opera Web Browser on Debian 11

Opera is not available from the official Debian repositories as it is not open-source software. But it is possible to install it with the package provided from the project website.

So, go to the Opera website.

1.- Opera web browser
1.- Opera web browser

Then, click on Download and it will automatically recognize the operating system and present the DEB package.

2.- Downloading Opera on Debian 11
2.- Downloading Opera on Debian 11

Then, we can install it by opening the file browser and double-clicking on the downloaded file.

Also, we can do the process via the terminal which is faster. Open a terminal and access the folder where Opera has been downloaded which is usually Downloads.

cd Downloads

Now install Opera

sudo apt install ./opera*

This way it will install without problems. Also during the installation, you will be asked if you want to receive Opera updates along with the system. That is, you are asked if you want to add the Opera repository to the system. Answer Y.

Now run it from the main menu and it will start.

3.- Opera Web Browser running
3.- Opera Web Browser running

So, enjoy it

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