A reader wants to make sure I don’t leave out his favorite browser when discussing your online options. In a recent article, I suggested checking out Edge, Chrome, and Firefox.

“Just wish you had included my fav. Browser in this review … Opera comes with free VPN inbuilt and a fav. start page.

Never had any problem with any website using Opera after 10 years that can’t be bad.”

Opera didn’t make the cut in that article because I was highlighting the most-used browsers and Opera is used by only about 1.5% of folks accessing. But Opera is certainly worth a look.

To install, click here to head on over to the download page.

Opera is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and even to install on a USB drive as a portable browser. There’s also a version for Android. To get started, I’ll click the download button.

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You’ll need to give permission for your browser to download. Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the set-up file for Opera.

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The Opera installer wizard will open and ask your permission to proceed.

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When the Wizard opens you’ll be able to choose whether or not to import bookmarks from other browsers. You can also pick between a dark and a light theme. If you use Messenger or What’sApp Messaging, you can choose to receive messages in your sidebar. There’s an option to turn on an ad blocker and a VPN for more privacy. If you use crypto currencies like Bitcoin, you can also set up a Crypto Wallet. If you choose Messenger, you will need to log into your account. That literally takes 20 seconds.

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If you choose to import bookmarks, choose between the browsers on your PC or a saved file.

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Then choose which items you wish to import.

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In our next article in this series, we’ll take a tour of Opera and check out its features.