How to Install Latest Opera 51 Browser in Linux

Opera is a secure and fast internet browser for major operating system platforms, including for major Linux distributions. It comes with pre-build .rpm and .deb binary packages for REHL and Debian based Linux distributions.

The latest version of Opera 51.0 release has a powerful built-in ad blocker, free VPN function, speed dial, sync functions and battery saver. Also, popular applications, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and browser screen snapshots are already integrated into the browser, facilitating the need of online communication among users.

In this article we’ll learn how to install the latest version of Opera in CentOS and RHEL based Linux distributions as well as on Debian or Ubuntu derived Linux distros.

In order to install Opera 51, first visit Opera official page and use the download link to grab the latest version of the binary package specific to your installed Linux distribution.

You can also use a Linux command line download utility, such as wget or curl to download Opera binaries by visiting the following download link.

----------- For RHEL/CentOS and Fedora ----------- 
$ wget 

----------- For Debian/Ubuntu and Linux Mint -----------
$ wget 

After the download completes, go to the directory where the binary package has been downloaded or use the path to the download directory and issue the below command to start installing Opera 51 in your Linux desktop.

----------- For RHEL/CentOS and Fedora ----------- 
$ sudo yum install opera-stable_51.0.2830.34_amd64.rpm

For Debian based Linux distros, make sure you select yes in the prompt in order to add Opera repositories in your system and automatically update the browser with the system.

----------- For Debian/Ubuntu and Linux Mint -----------
$ sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_51.0.2830.34_amd64.deb 

Run the below command in order to force the installation of some required Opera dependencies.

$ sudo apt install -f

After the installation process completes, go to Applications -> Internet and open Opera 51.0 browser.

Opera Browser Running on Ubuntu

Opera Browser Running on Ubuntu

That’s all! Enjoy a fast and secure internet navigation with Opera latest browser released version.

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8 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    After the download completes, go to the directory where the binary package has been downloaded or use the path to the download directory and issue the below command to start installing Opera 51 in your Linux desktop.”

    This has absolutely no application at all, anywhere. I have the latest Ubuntu, and everything is a complicated nightmare, nothing works, other than what you get installed in the first place. Tons of all kinds of everything, and when you do get to what is actually applicable, that changes nothing at all.

  2. طراحی سایت در تبریز says:


    I downloaded and try to install it, get below errors..

    show this errors in debian
    dpkg: error processing package opera-stable (--install):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47+b1) ...
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.4-1) ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4) ...
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.61) ...
    Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.10-1) ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:
  3. arno says:

    Got it installed (as directed), does not appear under programs – internet (Linux mint – latest version on a HP 6550 Probook).

    when called from command prompt, it works, yet clunky and slow,

    what went wrong?


  4. john says:

    To bad There is no 32 bit version

  5. Tony Rawlings says:

    Excellent. Thanks.

  6. Jaminyah says:

    Just installed on CentOS 6.4 version 12.15 . Worked just fine. Thanks much.

  7. wong says:

    use yum install yourpacketName

  8. floe says:

    # rpm -Uvh opera-12.16-1860.x86_64.rpm
    warning: opera-12.16-1860.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID a8492e35: NOKEY
    error: Failed dependencies: is needed by opera-2:12.16-1860.x86_64 is needed by opera-2:12.16-1860.x86_64

    could anyone tell me how to fix this?

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