Monday, December 12, 2011

Opera 11.60 "Tunny" Released, Ubuntu / Linux Installation

Opera is another popular web browser but it isn't an open source project like Firefox or Chromium. Opera comes with a built-in download manager, Torrent client and mail reader. It has also got other functionalities like Opera Turbo which speeds up the browsing process on computers with slow Internet connections by compressing the web pages via Opera servers. It also comes with Opera Sync which syncs your browser history, bookmarks, passwords, etc. across your other Opera installations.

Another thing worth mentioning is Opera Unite which lets you share your content over the web with your friends, only yourself or even everyone by configuring your Opera as a web server, bypassing the complex configurations of DNS, etc. And like every other popular browser, Opera supports extensions and widgets. However, the collection isn't that wealthy as that of Firefox.

Opera 11.60, codenamed "Tunny", was released recently. For the complete changelog, please take a look here:

Installation via Repository

If you are using a current version of Debian or Ubuntu (incl. Lucid, Maverick, Natty, Oneiric and Precise) you can add the Opera repository to your Software Sources. The repository method is recommended for long term users as you would get updates automatically via the Update Manager.

For that, get to a Terminal and run:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install opera

Installation via Packages

Those not willing to add the Opera repository to their Software Sources, and those using other Linux distributions can download the respective packages from here (always leave "default package" format chosen there):

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