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This article was published on June 23, 2014


    Opera’s Chromium-based Web browser is now available on Linux

    Opera’s Chromium-based Web browser is now available on Linux
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    To the surprise of some, Opera has released a new version of its Web browser for Linux-based operating systems.

    Available to download now, the last new version of Opera for Linux was version 12.16 from around a year ago, which doesn’t include a lot of the newer features seen on other platforms. Opera stopped updating the Linux build when it abandoned its own rendering engine and browser stack in favor of Chromium. Now, a Chromium-based Opera 24 is available to download for developers.

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    The company said in a blog post that it had been testing the new build exclusively on 64-bit Ubuntu Linux running the Unity or Gnome Shell. Although it could work on other Linux systems, support isn’t guaranteed.

    ➤ Opera 24 for Linux released on Developer stream [Opera]