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The Pepper Flash Player installer, pepperflashplugin-nonfree package, does not work any more for Chromium based browsers since Google Chrome 54 removed the latest PPAPI bundle.

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There’s now a new Pepper flash installer available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, that installs PPAPI directly from adobe website.

For those who want to install the latest PPAPI Flash Player (so far it’s 23.0.0.185), you can download the source tarball from Adobe website and install it manually.

1. Go to link below:

Download Adobe Flash (PPAPI)

Check your OS type from System Settings -> Details, then select in download page:

  • Linux (64-bit) or Linux (32-bit)
  • FP 23.0 PPAPI

Download PPAPI

2. Extract the downloaded .tar.gz package, and navigate to the result folder.

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3. pepperflashplugin-nonfree is still required to work as a wrapper. Install it if you don’t have it via command (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

4. Now move the libpepflashplayer.so file from downloaded folder to /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree directory.

You can do this via command:

sudo mv ~/Downloads/flash_player_ppapi_*/* /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/

Or open the “/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree” directory via root by running command:

gksudo nautilus /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Then drag and drop ALL THE FILES from Downloads folder to the directory:

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Finally restart Chromium, Opera, or other based browsers and flash should work.

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Opera browser 38 was released earlier today with new power-saving mode, which offers up to 50 longer battery life and avoids overheating.

By reducing background tabs activity and frame rate, using hardware accelerated video codecs in video-playback, pausing themes’ animations, auto-pausing unused plugins, including ad blocker, the new power-saving mode increases as much as 50% battery life comparing to other browser, and keeps your laptop over 3 degrees °C cooler.

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This feature can be easily enabled from the top-right corner in Opera browser window.

Opera 38

There’s also some other features added in Opera 38:

  • add your own lists in add blocker
  • add your own photo as theme
  • extension button visible in the Speed Dial side panel
  • Speed Dial improvements.

To get the latest Opera for Linux, go to:

Download Opera for Linux

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Opera web browser for computers has reached version 35, the first stable release for 2016, which features mute tabs, refreshed downloads page, new basic section in setting page, and 32-bit DEB/RPM for Linux users.

Opera 35 lets you mute the sound from a website easily via an option from the tab’s context menu. There’s also an option to mute all other tabs.

mute tab option

The download page has been redesigned. There are quick links in left pane for most used file formats: documents, PDFs, images, music, videos, archives and others.

refreshed downloads

The settings page brings a new basic section with simple settings for start-up behavior, downloads, bookmarks bar, themes, and cookies.

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And finally Opera Team made 32-bit DEB and RPM binaries for Linux users, available for download at the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

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The 31 release of Opera web browser has been announced today with big improvement on its start up time.

According to the release note, Opera for desktops now starts up to 70% faster in comparison to previous versions, which is especially important and helpful for devices with slower, traditional hard drives.

Opera 31 also has redesigned pages so everything looks nice and modern.

Opera Browser 31

How to install/upgrade to Opera 31:

If you have a previous version installed on your system and agreed to add Opera for Linux repository when you were installing the browser, just run Software Updater to upgrade Opera to the latest.

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Or you can directly download the .deb installer from its Linux download page:

Download Opera for Linux

Opera Browser for Linux

The latest stable Opera browser for Linux has reached the 28 release. The new release features bookmark synchronization on all devices.

Opera team recently announced the bookmark syncing feature by releasing the Opera Stable 28, which is available on Opera for computers, Opera Mini for iOS and Opera for Android. To use this feature, you need an Opera Account and login from either Setting page or the little figure icon.

Opera Bookmark Sync

In addition, Opera 28 also brings:

  • a better integration with Mac OS, as “vibrancy” of the address field and improved Mac fullscreen mode have been added
  • a bundled themes selection has been updated
  • For more, see the changelog.

Install / Upgrade Opera in Ubuntu:

If you have an previous Opera release installed, the Opera Stable Repository should be added on your system. (Go to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, and check it out)

Opera Linux repository

Then you can upgrade Opera through Software Updater after checking for updates.

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Or you can download Opera browser directly from its Linux download page.