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Old 11-13-2011, 02:41 PM   #16
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That is why Windows is so much easier.

To install: download and say "yes" to the installer.
To uninstall: either run the uninstall widget or use Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs.
Not sure how you see the difference. If he used the correct package (the deb) on Ubuntu

To Install: Double click the package to start software center and click install
To uninstall: Start software center and click remove next to Opera

What is the difference?

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Old 11-13-2011, 04:25 PM   #17
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In Linux you have to know the name of your distro, the version, perhaps what package manager you have, you have to decide whether to install through the package manager, or download the deb, rpm or tarball...

Maybe a few things are self-explanatory but you do have a choice.

Windows users, or users coming from windows don't have a clue. They have a computer and want to install certain software. Just like I do that on my iPhone. I click the icon of an app I want to install, magic things happen and a few minutes later I have that app. Do you think I would know or care which version OS I have. What is an OS anyway?

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:58 AM   #18
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That could be the only improvement to Opera's installer: have it sense the package manager and warn accordingly.
We have had a bit more debate about this internally and looked at how many users actually reported that they didn't like the warning (not many!), compared with how many users (like the original poster) who we think might make a mistake and select the wrong package. In summary we have decided to bring this back.

So thanks to you for bring this up again.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 01:57 AM   #19
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The latest development version reintroduces the warning:

http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog...-html5-install
 
Old 12-30-2013, 05:46 PM   #20
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I know it is old topic but I had same problem with Opera 12.16, and posting this here for someone who is having same problem.

I tryed to completely remove opera with
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sudo apt-get purge opera
and
with Synoptic Package Manager

But they didn't remove all its file. With Opera 12.16 all its extra files are in you home directory .opera folder. If you delete this then you are comletley free from opera
 
  


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