Good news for users of Linux systems if they love browsing on Opera— the browser is now available in the Snap Store.
Snap Store is an online app store for Linux users, just like Google Play Store is for Android users. It provides easy-to-install and up-to-date applications directly from the software vendors.
Opera browser is now available as a containerized software package called Snap, and will work securely within Linux environments across desktop, cloud, as well as IoT (internet of things) devices.
“We are happy to say that the installation of our browser on Linux just got easier than ever before,” said Krystian Kolondra, Opera EVP Browsers.
Developers love Snaps because of greater flexibility, while the end-users love it because they allow automatic updates, roll-back features, and security benefits. Since 2016, thousands of Snaps have been released in Snap Store.
With Opera on Snap Store, the users of all major Linux distributions will be able to gain benefit from the auto-update and security features of Snap. All the major distributions (including Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, Manjaro, Elementary, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu) support Opera snap.
“We are delighted to welcome Opera to the Snap Store and further expand the choice of applications available to the Linux community,” added Jamie Bennett, VP of Engineering, IoT and Devices at Canonical.
“It is popular applications, such as Opera, that have driven the impressive growth of new Snaps to the store and ever-increasing user installs over the last year.”
Opera browser will be available in Snap Store with all the three streams (stable, beta and developer).