My Thoughts on Vivaldi after 3 days
Hello, I am a system engineer, I came to try Vivaldi from Opera. I have been using V for several days now, and here are a few of my likes.
Love the panel feature.
Impressed that I can install Chrome extensions natively (without the use of a hack).
Again impressed that it can install Chrome Apps (Opera was not able to do this, so major points there).
I found V to be rather stable and extremely fast. Though I admit my setup is probably not the norm. I am running V on a standalone version residing on a RAM disk.
Still, despite all those, I’m not entirely comfortable with V as my browser of choice yet, simply because it lacks syncing. In today’s world of crossed ecosystem, this is simply a MUST.
Having a VPN feature like Opera would be nice too, but I can wait for that to be last.
In all honesty, I would be using V as my primary browser were it not for the lack of syncing. Still, I plan to keep on dabbling in V to learn more of it, and I know (or rather hope) that syncing will come in time and then I can fully switch over.
Because to me with Vivaldi, I would be getting a new and improved version of Chrome, one that is highly customizable and feature-riched, but also, one without the resource hog-ness of Chrome. I had thought Opera would be that, but as I mentioned earlier Opera does not utilize Chrome apps.
Thank you, Vivaldi Dev Team for bringing us a breath of fresh air into the old complacent browsers!
Opera VPN is not a real VPN. But otherwise... welcome (:
@luetage Agreed. I could easily spin up a VPN on AWS on the fly, but for browsing in my local coffee shop opera VPN is plenty good enough.
Though I admit my setup is probably not the norm. I am running V on a standalone version residing on a RAM disk.
You put the main application on RAM disk?
It's indeed not normal, at least for these days.
Usually only cache or temporary files/folders will be sent there.
I wrote a little script that before the PC shutdown it copies the changed files to a physical disk. When it boots back up, a script copies it back to RAM.
@0blivion The V team is working on sync. I hope some news about it still in this year
I'm so glad to hear that. As I've stated, that is really the only lackness keeping me from using V every day. I'm sure i'm not the only one that uses more than a single computer; PC at home, macbook for portability, windows/linux at work. So you see? I really need them them all to sync. Yes, I could go a 3rd party route. But who knows when those gets drop unexpectedly.