Opera is the fourth most popular browser Well, among these we find (Internet Explorer / Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).
Unlike other apps, the Linux version of Opera comes with all the same features as Opera for Windows and Mac, including Speed Dial, Discover function, Opera Turbo, Favorites (favorites) and sharing of favorites, themes, extensions and much more.
Opera also offers the power saving mode, which offers up to 50% longer battery life and prevents overheating.
To achieve this, it reduces background tab activity and frame rate, using hardware acceleration in video codecs in video playback, stopping theme animations, and even automatically pausing unusable plugins (including ad blocker).
The new version of Opera 57 was recently announced and with this new version come mainly small improvements, in particular, the quick selector (new tab) has been addressed.
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What's new in Opera 57?
Opera's Speed Dial always shows news, but now this Speed Dial feature will be realized through machine learning (AI) even more focused on your personal interests.
And so with this new release of the Opera 57 web browser the main novelty is that users can get recommendations for Netflix series (if the user has a Netflix account).
This new feature takes Netflix settings so that the user can play them quite quickly.
What Opera does with the collected data and personal preferences is unclear. We have not been able to find out if the data is collected for advertising purposes or if your privacy is guaranteed.
Recommendations appear below news in the new dashboard space, but you can disable it, so there are only thumbnails that link to your favorite sites.
Netflix recommendations will be activated in select countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain , Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.
The design style of an easy-to-use browser has been slightly transformed, making it more compact, and you can now close cropped pages without having to disable them.
However, on the Speed Dial page, there are controls at the top right where you can disable (in Appearance) the options “Show news and Show Speed Dial tips (websites)” so if you don't need this functionality, they can disable them.
The recommendation engine has been improved
In this new release of Opera 57 The recommendation engine that feeds the news on the New Tab page of the browser has been improved.
The browser's New Tab page displays the News below the search field, the Speed Dial links, and the bookmarks bar, if displayed.
To do this, simply scroll down a bit to find the news section.
News categories such as Technology, Food, Health, or Motorsports are available and can be switched between them.
Individual news articles are displayed with a title, source, and thumbnail image. One click opens the article on the linked website.
How to install Opera on Linux?
For those who are already web browser users and want to update to this new version, they can write the following in their navigation bar "opera: // update”To run an update check.
The browser should select the new version automatically so that it can be downloaded and installed over the existing version.
Another way to install this browser in a fairly simple way on almost any Linux distribution is with the help of Snap packages.
You only have to have the support to be able to install applications of this type on your system and type the following command in a terminal:
sudo snap install opera
And ready with it, you will already have this browser installed on your system.