After making the switch to Blink rendering engine from Presto, Opera Software has not released a Linux version till now, as of now, today, at least it is available for testing on developer channel. Finally, Linux users can rejoice now, Opera desktop team has released the first version of Chromium-based Opera for Linux, which is now available on Developer platform, this makes the browser available on all three desktop Operating Systems: Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Opera Developer for Linux
What’s late? Download Opera 24 Developer for Linux now, which makes the browser available on all three desktop Operating Systems: Windows, Mac and Linux.
"We’ve said many times that when a Linux version is ready, we’d let you know. Today, we’re delighted to announce our first Chromium-based Linux version is ready for download on our Developer stream."Arjan van Leeuwen, Opera’s Software developer said in a blog post.
"We want everyone to have fast and safe access to the web. Adding Linux opens up that possibility to more machines running the open-source operating system. Linux is highly secure and performs well, even on machines with limited memory or suboptimal hardware. Not all of us can afford the latest Mac or Windows machines, not all of us want proprietary operating systems, and some of us simply love using Linux." he added.
Desktop team says this edition for Linux works better on Ubuntu Linux 64-bit with Unity or Gnome Shell.
Note: FYI, Opera 24 for Developer already saw its first release week back with pepper flash support for Windows.