Alternative install options for Vivaldi on Linux


  • Vivaldi Team

    In a previous blog post I talked about setting up self-contained (standalone) copies of Vivaldi on Mac. This follow up piece will address alternative Linux installs.

    See the full blog post here



  • Very nice guys!
    Currently i'm using firefox with separated profile folders, do accomplish browser separation in linux, but that's way better.
    I will definitely give it a try!


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    thank you!! specially for the single user install:)!


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  • Thanks, I appreciate seeing tutorials like this. I'd like to switch to using Linux, but there's too much stuff that seems basic, like installing stuff to non-standard locations, that I don't know how to do.



  • Well, if you switch to linux you don't need to care about this in the first place, common software like browsers, office and so on is already included in most distributions and is running out of the box. Otherwise you just click install in a package manager and it gets everything needed via internet. If you like an install in different places, for example usb-devices, it is indeed difficult depending on the software. For example supertuxcart is simply running out of a folder which can be placed anywhere, but many applications expect "their" paths.



  • When the package manager has what you need, it's brilliant. Unfortunately, on Ubuntu many programmes are either not present in the package manager (One example: IntelliJ) or not up to date. And I have to say I find the thought that you only 'need' the programmes that come with your distribution or that are present in the package manager antithetical to what Linux stands for, namely choice and control. (In other words, then what's the point of using Linux?) So I do think installing and updating programmes is a real usability issue for Linux. (As in, it can be done, but it's a hassle and not intuitive.)



  • yes, well that's true. I prefer a distribution with long term support combined with more actual repositories for software that I care about. That's the way vivaldi keeps actual on linux.



  • Yeah, the basic stuff is easy. It's great when there's a package to install. Maybe I think too much like a Windows user. A lot of things are easy. But usually when I try to do something a little more complicated, I turn into roadblocks.



  • Sorry for being really out-of-topic..
    Hmm where do i formally post feature requests?



  • You can do this in the forum (as far as I know there isn't any special location for requests so just start your own new topic) or on the other hand a lot of people do this right here on the blog in the comment section for the latest snapshot- and beta-versions.



  • Yea - I recently switched from Windows 7 to Scientific Linux 7.1. Many times I get tripped up thinking like a Windows user - the concepts don't always map 1 to 1. This isn't exactly the place to discuss this at length, but maybe a forum or PM or something. Anyway, you certainly can choose to install from a tarball, but usually I find that just getting an appropriate repo saves me a lot of effort vs compiling myself. And there are a lot of repos out there if you're more interested in software than stability (though I haven't found any stability problems either - in an enterprise you wouldn't add the Vivaldi or AshoK repos for instance). So if you're just using the default repos, then you won't find A LOT of software.

    One of the hardest thing is indeed installing to different locations. However, why are you usually doing this? For me it's disk space, but then Linux has symlinks that let you fool the software into thinking the install is in /usr/local/bin/mysoft when you've got that pointing to /mnt/exthd/mysoft for instance. So that's a work-around.

    As to doing something complicated - you can do it on Linux, you just need to figure out how. Different things are complicated compared to Windows - but believe me, Windows isn't actually simpler, just more familiar.



  • New snapshot on Monday? I know it's Friday, and if we don't have a new one today, and tomorrow is the weekend, hoping we get one soon after.


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    @ugly:

    Thanks, I appreciate seeing tutorials like this. I'd like to switch to using Linux, but there's too much stuff that seems basic, like installing stuff to non-standard locations, that I don't know how to do.

    • first you can try live cd
    • there is also the dual boot
    • linux terminal makes things easier



  • I posted a topic in the Linux forum to continue any discussion:
    https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/linux/8055-from-windows-to-linux



  • Great!
    Bugs:
    Problems to play vimeo videos.
    The zoom page change when i do a click on a link with scroll mouse.
    Bunsen Labs 64bits by Debian with this snapshot.



  • I got an upgrade (on Windows) a couple of hours ago. No blog post?



  • @jaxtraw:

    I got an upgrade (on Windows) a couple of hours ago. No blog post?

    So, maybe today we can enjoy a new build …



  • Well, I got a new build with a long list of bugfixes attached when I started Viv today…



  • Version?


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