Opera is one of the most popular and innovative web browsers developed by Opera Software AS. It is available on Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Opera has been around since 1995, and it was originally designed as an alternative to Internet Explorer, the most popular web browser at the time.
Add Opera Browser Repository
Install the curl package before you proceed further.
sudo apt update sudo apt install -y curl
First, import the Opera browser’s public signing key.
# Debian 11 curl -fsSL https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/operabrowser-keyring.gpg # Debian 10 curl -fsSL https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
Next, add the Opera browser repository to the system with the below command.
# Debian 11 echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/operabrowser-keyring.gpg] https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list # Debian 10 echo "deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list
Install Opera Browser
Once you have added Opera browser’s repository, update the repository index.
sudo apt update
Then, install the Opera browser stable version using the apt command.
sudo apt install -y opera-stable
If you want to try the Opera browser beta version, use the below command to install it.
sudo apt install -y opera-beta
During the installation of the Opera browser, the installer will ask you to set up the Opera repository to upgrade Opera during the regular system upgrade. I recommend you choose Yes and then press Enter.
Launch Opera Browser
You can launch the Opera web browser by going to Activities >> search for Opera or running the opera command in the terminal.
To start Opera browser beta, go to Activities >> search for Opera beta or run the opera-beta command in the terminal.
The below screenshot shows you that the Opera Browser is running on Debian 11.