Newby to Linux and Elementary. Have tried Ubuntu. I find it very frustrating trying to install apps. Two in particular; Opera and Libre. They seem to do the install thing, but never appear in the installed apps. Great interface, but I suspect it's time to punt Elementary and move on.

  • Opera comes as .deb file so you need Eddy to install .deb packages. Eddy is available through App Center. – Storm May 21 at 8:04
  • The latest Libre Office you'll find here: flathub.org/apps/details/org.libreoffice.LibreOffice it's simple to point and click installation. – Storm May 21 at 8:07
  • Thanks very much. I just need to be more patient. I have worked it out and am all good. Thanks – bobzed57 May 23 at 22:08
  • Thanks. I needed to think a bit more and worked it out. I'll stick with it a bit longer. Cheers – bobzed57 May 23 at 22:09

I can confirm that both Opera and Libre install just fine. I can also confirm that some apps do not show their proper icon when first installed and the install was not made via the appcenter, however after you do a reboot you will see the proper icon in the application menu for your apps. To install Opera I downloaded the .deb file from their website and used eddy to install it. Checked the application menu and the app was there without an icon but worked just fine. Libre is an easier install as you just have to install from the appcenter and it will automatically appear in the application menu.

Hope that helps. Best of luck.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.