I have updated my review page again in celebration of Vivaldi winning the Web User Magazine gold award.
I added some links for the Accessibility benefits introduced in 1.11 and for the Vertical Reader Mode for Japanese.
Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit • Snapshot 1.15.1099.3 (64-bit)
@gemstar said in Just dumped Vivaldi:
@thubleau I can understand where you're coming from,I experience the same problems.I thought wow a new search engine.I'm still hoping it will get the kinks out,but if not I'm leaving also.
If you think that Vivaldi is a search engine, then I can understand why your expectations are not being met.
@zhangdl: Yes, there are many other choices out there - just saying that if we all stick to one or two, we might get to a point when there are almost no choices, is all.
Why did I switch to Vivaldi Webmail, though? It fits what I need, to begin with - it's a nice and clean/simple service. Then there's also the case of Google and Microsoft (I used gmail and outlook) going down a road that does not please me, which is the "here's a free service, but the cost of using it is a lot of data about you and the things you do/like" kind of road, along with other privacy-related situations that raise to the surface, from time to time.
Vivaldi claims to be different, and hasn't given me reasons to believe they're lying (quite the opposite, actually), all that is what makes it "special" to me.
And, of course, switching did involve some effort, as I had to update contact details, move a couple of things and notify some people, but I find it worth the time.
Obviously, that's just my take/experience on the whole thing. As they say, your mileage may vary! :slight_smile:
Well I've tried Vivaldi on MacOS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) powered mid-2009 iMac and I can say that it works pretty well for 8 year old machine. Unfortunately I'm not able to test on anything older (lol that PowerPC G4 mini on 10.4.11 Tiger won't cut it).
I've already presented Vivaldi to some of my friends (clearly power users). I'll probably create a new thread with some extensive description on biggest local (I mean country-wide) Apple forum too.
fsck yeah Apple, this surely made conversations more precise... Mac OS = vintage non-UNIX stuff up to 9.2.2, MacOS X 10.0 (Cheetah)-10.11.6 (El Capitan) and macOS for 10.12.6 (Sierra) onwards
@cjprindle Your job had done good to me. I clicked on the link, installed Vivaldi, made it inspection to see what it is, and thereafter it became the most used Browser on my top notch Fedora 26 Workstation with Gnome 3.24.3 and Cinnamon 3.4.4. both... Just love Vivaldi! Thank you for promoting it. I'd even didn't started ONCE my lovable Google Chrome Beta proprietary Browser, after trying Vivaldi... And those Emails at Vivaldi.Net... People, it's a fresh service and the coolest names are free for registration.
It's obvious, that Vivaldi Browser has a new ambitious and wealthy owner/sponsor, because their teem is working and upgrading day by day everything...
And it's not about, that Vivaldi technically is not any worst, than Chrome, or Opera Beta, or that open source trash Mozilla Firefox... It's about the innovative design of Vivaldi, plus many exciting new futures, plus, that it basically can act, as a Chrome browser. Based on Chromium Project...