Installing Opera

For : MEPIS Linux

by: je.saist

Don't be fooled into thinking that the browser world is just Mozilla and Internet Explorer.  Linux users have yet another browser to look open.  Maybe it is just a song and a dance.  Maybe it is not.  But lets install Opera.



1: First, lets go to www.opera.com





2: Wait for the Opera page to load





3: Click on Download and choose Download Opera





4: Opera's page defaulted to Xandros, so choose Debian from the menu.





5: Opera put the check in Debian Unstable (Sid).  Leave it there.





6: At this point click on the link to Download Opera Now





7: Right now Mozilla is defaulting to /home/username.  Hit save.
 




8: Play some music or something.





9: When the download finishes, open up Personal Files





10: The Opera package should be quite clear on the page.  Click on the Opera download





11: Kpackage should open up.





12: Hit install





13: Hit install again





14: Type in the root password





15: When Opera finishes, hit done





16: Close Kpackage.  Now in personal files hit the Up arrow twice.





17: Once at file:/ click on the folder labeled usr





18: Now click on bin





19: Once the file:/usr/bin folder is up, head for the O section





20: There is the Opera link





21: Drag the icon to the desktop




22: and link here





23: Now click on the new link.





24: Opera will pop up a license agreement. Hit I agree





25: The problem with opera is that the free version requires ads.  Now, given the sites I normally visit, I don't really have a problem with google doing the ads.  After all, I put up with that in Gmail.





26: Once you've made the choice, hit ok.





27: Now Opera is installed and running.





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