Get Opera with Flash, Java Plugins in Ubuntu

by on October 18, 2009
in Browsers, Linux, Tips and Tricks




opera-logoOpera is one of the popular browsers on Ubuntu (Linux) and is quite faster than others available.

The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying websites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, IRC online chatting, downloading files via BitTorrent, and reading web feeds.

Install Opera with Flash, Java Plugins in Ubuntu

Opera users on Ubuntu don’t get Java or Flash enabled on their web-browser. To install Opera with Flash and Java plugins, follow the steps below:

1. Download the Opera .deb package from here.

2. Once downloaded, install it using the following command:
sudo dpkg -i opera_10.00.4585.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb

3. Now install the Flash plugin using this command:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

4. And to install Java, use this:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin ubuntu-restricted-extras

This should get you Flash and Java support in your Opera web browser in Ubuntu. In case you run into any problems with video playback, follow the alternative fix here.

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  • carolinesellenger

    Hi there!
    I would like to know if the Ubuntu software also works outside the US. Also, do you know how much does it cost? Does it come with an installation manual?
    Caroline