How to Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 9

Opera is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Opera Software and operates as a Chromium-based browser. Opera offers a clean, modern web browser that is an alternative to the other major players in the Browser race. Its famous Opera Turbo mode and its renowned battery saving mode are the best amongst all known web browsers by quite a margin, with a built-in VPN and much more.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 9 workstation desktop with optional branches stable, beta, or the nightly development version using the command line terminal with tips on maintaining and removing the browsers if required.

Update AlmaLinux

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any potential conflict issues during the installation.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y

Import Opera Repository

By default, Opera Browser is not included in the standard AlmaLinux appstream. However, you can quickly create and import the official repository on your system by doing the following.

Import Opera GPG Key

sudo rpm --import

Import Opera Repository

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo

Optionally, you can update your repository list to reflect the new repository changes.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install Opera Browser

Install Opera Browser Stable

Now that you have imported the repository, you can now be installed Opera using the following.

Now install the software with the following command:

sudo dnf install opera-stable -y

Optional. Install Opera Browser Beta or Developer build

Alternatively, you can install beta or developer builds if you have downloaded the repositories. These two versions are not recommended daily, especially not on a main desktop or production server. However, you can install alternative versions for those who want to live on the edge.

Install Opera Browser Beta

sudo dnf install opera-beta -y

Install Opera Browser Developer

sudo dnf install opera-developer -y

Note these do not replace your stable version, and they are installed separately.

How to Launch Opera Browser

With the installation complete, you can run Opera in a few different ways.

First, while you are in your terminal, you can use the following command:


Ideally, most desktop users will not open a terminal each time to launch the Opera Browser, so use the following path to launch the application icon. Do not forget to pin it if this is your everyday browser by right-clicking the icon.

Activities > Show Applications > Opera Browser {version}

Alternatively, if you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.


How to Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 9

Now open Opera Browser, and you will see the landing page. From here, you can customize the browser to suit your tastes and needs, and it is a beautiful browser with plenty of eye candy while maintaining excellent performance.

How to Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 9

Congratulations, you have installed Opera Browser.

How to Update/Upgrade Opera Browser

To update, run the dnf refresh in your terminal as you would check your entire system for any updates, including from the Opera repository.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

This should be run as often as possible.

How to Remove (Uninstall) Opera Browser

To remove Opera Browser, execute the following terminal command. Remember to replace the stable version with beta or developer if you use an alternative arrangement.

Remove Opera Browser Stable

sudo dnf autoremove opera-stable

Remove Opera Browser Beta

sudo dnf autoremove opera-beta

Remove Opera Browser Developer

sudo dnf autoremove opera-developer

Note unused dependencies will also be removed.

Ideally, you will want to disable the repository using the following command.

sudo dnf config-manager --set-disable rpm.opera.com_rpm

Comments and Conclusion

Opera uses the Chromium page-rendering engine, so you’ll rarely encounter site incompatibilities. Performance is fast, perhaps not the feast in the field. Still, it keeps its own and has unique features that make this an attractive alternative for many mainstream Linux users who want something different besides Firefox that comes standard on nearly all Linux machines.


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