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Opera: Download & Install This Free Browser

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

I’ve always encouraged readers to have multiple browsers on their PCs to find out which one works best for them. For the most part, we’ve covered Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge because they are the most popular browsers.

But I’ve had a quite a few questions about Opera, especially since that browser is now going to have a built-in ad blocker. Opera is used by less than 2% of desktop and laptop users, but should more people give it a try?

Let’s take a look. To install, click here to head on over to the download page.


At the top of the page, you’ll see options for Windows, Mac, Linux, Opera beta and Opera Mail.


I’m going to select the Beta version. It allows you to test out the newest features first. But you may want to just pick the standard version for your operating system.  Click Download now.


You will be prompted to save the installer file.


Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the set-up file for Opera.


Give the file permission to run.


The Opera installer wizard will open and ask your permission to proceed.


It will just take a minute or so for Opera to install.


In our next article in this series, we’ll take a tour of Opera and check out its features.

~ Cynthia

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4 Responses to “Opera: Download & Install This Free Browser”

  1. Ralph says:

    A feature of Opera that I don’t like is when you click on a link, the link opens behind the main window. To access the link you have to minimize the main window. I don’t think that’s a good feature.

  2. The Badger says:

    Last time you mentioned Opera, I thought I would try it on my tablet first I love it…..I live the fact I can bookmark my fav places right when Opera opens up and just click and go. I do agree with Ralph, when you open the link it goes behind the main window other than that it is pretty good.

  3. Randall L. Stegner says:

    I have used this browser for a very long time. In fact it’s my favorite one to use, I don’t know why a lot more people don’t try it. To me it’s the best one out there. I love it. <3

  4. […] Last week, I told you about the free Opera browser and offered instructions on how to download and install. If you haven’t read that tip yet, you can check it out by clicking here. […]

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