Opera 12 Released: How to Install it in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

A new version of Opera Web Browser has just been released, and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to quickly install it in Ubuntu 12.04 if you haven’t already done so.

This update comes with many features and enchantments including, HTML 5 drag n’ drop support, experimental hardware acceleration WebGL support, do not track and many others. For a detailed changelog, click here.

So, to install or upgrade to Opera version 12, continue below to learn how.


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  • Install Upgrade to Opera version 12 in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, copy and paste the line below and press Enter to add Opera repository key.

wget -O- http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -




Next, copy and paste the line below to add Opera software repository in Ubuntu.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Opera

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install opera







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5 thoughts on “Opera 12 Released: How to Install it in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)”

  1. Worked! Thanks a bunch!!

    I have been using Opera on my phone for years, and Chrome on my computers, but wanted to try opera on the computer. I tried installing it from there website but it kept trying to install the 64 bit version and wouldn’t let me install 32 bit.

  2. I have been trying to track many links on the website to install some applications, such as Google Chrome, Google Earth, Adobe Reader, Opera, etc…..And… at last, I found ” Liberian Geek, How to…” is perfect ( at least to me ). Everything works greatly in Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) on my Windows 7 ( 64-bit).Thanks for a excellent website!

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