Opera 39 Goes Stable, How to Install it in Ubuntu

Opera Browser 39

Opera web browser for Linux finally reached the 39 stable release. It’s now based on Chromium 52.0.2743.116.

What’s new in Opera 39:

  • ES2016 exponentiation operator
  • Fetch API: Response construction with ReadableStream
  • Fetch API: referrer policy
  • 2D canvas filters
  • createImageBitmap options
  • Invalidvalues are no longer treated as subtitles
  • Web Audio updates.
  • See more in changelog page.

How to install Opera 39 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04:

The new release has been made into the official Opera for Linux repository, available for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. To add the repository, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list'

opera stable repository

2. Setup the key so Ubuntu trust the packages from that repository:

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

3. To upgrade from a previous release, launch Software Updater and install the updates after checking for updates:

upgrade Opera browser

Or just run the commands below one by one to install / upgrade Opera stable:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install opera-stable

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.