Install Opera Browser on Fedora 34/35

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, along with a built-in VPN and much more.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Opera Browser on Fedora 34/35 Workstation with optional branches stable, beta, or the nightly development version.

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Prerequisites

  • Recommended OS: Fedora Linux 35.
  • User account: A user account with sudo or root access.
  • Internet Access

The tutorial will utilize the terminal, which can be found in your show applications menu.

Example:

Install Opera Browser on Fedora 34/35

Update Operating System

Update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date:

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y

The tutorial will be using the sudo command and assuming you have sudo status.

To verify sudo status on your account:

sudo whoami

Example output showing sudo status:

[joshua@fedora ~]$ sudo whoami
root

To set up an existing or new sudo account, visit our tutorial on Adding a User to Sudoers on Fedora.

To use the root account, use the following command with the root password to log in.

su

Install Dependency Required

Before installing, run the following command to ensure the following packages are installed.

sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core curl -y

Import Opera Repository

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

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://rpm.opera.com/rpm
sudo rpm --import https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key

Next, update your repository list to reflect the new repository changes:

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
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Install Opera Browser

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

Example output:

install opera stable on fedora 35 | LinuxCapable

Type Y, then press the ENTER KEY to proceed with the installation.

Once installed, confirm the version of Opera Browser installed. This will also verify the installation was successful.

opera --version

Example output:

80.0.4170.72

Optional. Install Opera Browser Beta or Developer build

Alternatively, you can install Brave 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.

Next, verify the beta installation or unstable, use the following command.

Verify Opera Browser Beta:

opera-beta --version

Example output:

81.0.4196.27

Verify Opera Browser Developer:

opera-developer --version

Example output:

82.0.4226.0
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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:

opera

Alternatively, run the opera & command in the background to free up the terminal:

opera &

However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open with the path: Activities > Show Applications > Opera. If you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.

Example:

How to Install Opera Browser on Fedora 35

Now open Opera Browser, you will see the landing page. Looks nice?

How to Install Opera Browser on Fedora 35

Congratulations, you have installed Opera Browser.

How to Update 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 remove opera-stable

Remove Opera Browser Beta:

sudo dnf remove opera-beta

Remove Opera Browser Developer:

sudo dnf remove opera-developer

Example output (removing opera-stable):

remove opera stable from fedora 35 | LinuxCapable

Type Y, then press the ENTER KEY to proceed.

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

In the tutorial, you have learned how to import the Opera repository into the dnf source list and install the web browser by choosing either stable, beta, or developers branches on Fedora 34/35.

Overall, Opera uses the Chromium page-rendering engine, so you’ll rarely run into 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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yu yu
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Friday, December 24, 2021 11:57 pm

amazing. awesome. thank you.

Alan P
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Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:22 am

Thanks – worked well for me!

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