How did you find about Vivaldi?



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    OK - this is weird. I don't even REMEMBER how I heard about it, but I THINK it was a Chropera user posting a comment in their desktop blog. I do remember it was on Jan 28, so I've been using it since day 2 of its release into the public. After about the second snapshot, it was my default browser.



  • I heard about Vivaldi project (not the program), likely, on Opium blog. The vague info provided didn't catch my attention more than other tech news.

    When the program was released i read about it (likely on phoronix.com) while I was in my bed. So I replaced my initial program (some sleep :D ) with a quick download and test of Vivaldi.



  • Started using it on linux before it even had tabs, because it stacked several windows in one container window, and it helped manage my desktops. I've a hunch I started because it was more W3C standards compliant than the alternatives. Very much helped that I could then run it on solaris, psion (epoc), linux and even occasionally windows, so didn't get frustrated moving between them, as I'd used solaris and linux desktops at work, linux at home and eventually on laptop, and epoc whenever and wherever. Paid the shareware/licence fee on all of them, over time and by the time I started using OS X, it was free anyhow. Occasionally tried alternatives, but nothing else can manage the dozens of tabs I tend to run with, without either eating my machine or just killing itself, let alone . Had great hopes for chropera, but like most, was then crushingly disappointed that it started much less capable than chrome or opera, and gained virtually none of the features that I used opera for. So grateful vivaldi came when it did, as presto opera became more of a security liability.



  • @hatter:

    Started using it on linux before it even had tabs, because it stacked several windows in one container window, and it helped manage my desktops. I've a hunch I started because it was more W3C standards compliant than the alternatives. Very much helped that I could then run it on solaris, psion (epoc), linux and even occasionally windows, so didn't get frustrated moving between them, as I'd used solaris and linux desktops at work, linux at home and eventually on laptop, and epoc whenever and wherever. Paid the shareware/licence fee on all of them, over time and by the time I started using OS X, it was free anyhow. Occasionally tried alternatives, but nothing else can manage the dozens of tabs I tend to run with, without either eating my machine or just killing itself, let alone . Had great hopes for chropera, but like most, was then crushingly disappointed that it started much less capable than chrome or opera, and gained virtually none of the features that I used opera for. So grateful vivaldi came when it did, as presto opera became more of a security liability.

    Nice to meet someone else who used Opera on Epoch32 and Solaris like me.

    Our experiences are very similar, the only main differences is that I understood the Opium drama not when I tested it, but when it was announced, some months earlier. The first test of O15 was just a confirm of my worst fears.



  • Googled "alternative chromium browser" and here I am.



  • I started to use it two days after the tp3 was released in may
    I don't remember how I discovered about it
    Probably on a blog talking about web browsers or something
    When I read it had some of the old Opera 12 features and after seeing some screenshots I tried it.
    Plus it was just the moment when I got sick of Firefox adding drm content, social stuff like hello and pocket and I really missed Opera 12



  • At the 27th of January this year the tech news platform 'heise.de' released an article 'Vivaldi: Former Opera director is presenting a new web browser'. That was my personal starting signal.

    The poll is asking for the previous used browser but I was never using just one. Some people are working extremely hard to adapt their favorite browser to any web issue. This was never me. If there is something not working, I try the next browser and in the extreme switch to Windows and Internet Explorer. This way I normally get the candy I am looking for. ;) But I have to admit my default browser on different operating systems was Opera. Only with Ubuntu I was always using Firefox. Now there is only one system left with the old Opera to have easy access to a bunch of old e-mails and everything else is talking Vivaldi.



  • Coincidentally it was much like how I found Opera in the first place, way back when. Lately I'd been searching for something to replace my current browser (Opera 15+), which I'd been trying desperately to want to like since there were nowhere near any other decent replacements. The latest versions of New Opera got even slower on my low-end machine, and most recently, updating to Win10 botched my AMD driver (it's a known issue that hasn't been fixed yet), so I was looking for a very lightweight browser to try and compensate. I found Vivaldi, and despite the fact that it's not terribly lightweight, I'm satisfied with it enough to use it for at least 3/4 of my web browsing currently.


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    By being in the right place at the right time and making friends with the right people B)
    Someone recommended it on MyOpera and so I imported my blog to here for comparison to the other option I was looking at (Wordpress).
    It is less functional than Wordpress, but that is what I want. Clean and easy to read. Simple and easy to maintain.
    However it was seeing several familiar names from MyOpera that made me most happy.
    This is a home for many geeks and tech-freaks, and Linux is not an obscure topic :cheer:

    The Browser:
    I have used the IRC room since it was just Christian, QuHno, me and a couple of other lurkers.
    I guess due to my geekynes I was asked to help with a few things by one of the team.
    Mostly second opinions or confirmation of something.
    So I knew about the browser last year, before I was allowed to say anything in public.
    I get to help out with a few things, and I'm glad to put something back into this free service Jon gave us.

    I am also currently beta testing the Avira browser, and it has made me more aware of the difficulties faced by Vivaldi.
    More or less, this is the difference;
    Like most people Avira started with a fairly regular Chromium and by swapping, disabling and adding certain features.
    Vivaldi started with Webkit in a cardboard box with some drawings and keywords, and have to make everything new.

    Personally I don't like the way the world has moved over to involving the public in Alpha tests, as it is now so standard that people foolishly pay to be the workforce testing games that may never even get released, meaning those developers don't have much desire to finish it for the right reasons.

    The feedback difference is evident when you compare the mostly clear bug reports submitted to Avira, to the shouting nonsense and misunderstandings posted here (often in the wrong forum), where most people have not grasped the idea of using the actual bug report page, or do not understand that Alpha software is buggy.

    I may be slightly biased because several of my ideas have been put into the dev list, but I have to say Avira browser is getting more of my time, because I can get more of the devs time and attention.
    I still want my improvements to go into Vivaldi, but it may be easier once I can point at the Avira feature and simply say "can we also have that security feature please?"



  • Found out about this yesterday on 4chan's technology form when I saw a thread discussing different browsers. This browser was brought up from someone asking "Is Vivaldi any good?". Only answer was "We don't know yet". So I came here to see it for myself and I like it, way better than Safari, my old browser. Only thing I've had a problem with is Netflix loading, picture related.
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  • I found about Vivaldi browser on the Opera blog. Someone was introducing the browser to everyone who weren't happy with the new Opera browser.





  • @RJules3:

    At the 27th of January this year the tech news platform 'heise.de' released an article 'Vivaldi: Former Opera director is presenting a new web browser'. That was my personal starting signal..

    Same here. I stumbled on that article as well.



  • "Hands-on with Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users", Ars Technica 2015-03-06

    Tried later, checked it out once in a while, been using as main browser for a month or so.



  • From Opera, which i saw a review on vivaldi.My comments on theverge's post:

    Finally someone sees the light. I have used Opera for the last 15 years solely because of the sidebar with Notes. The change from Opera 12 left Opera with nothing to distinguish it from any other similar software and was a fundamental mistake on their part. As soon as Vivaldi is up and running, I will finally leave Opera behind



  • I learned about Vivaldi because i was looking for a high quality email provider. And i am not disapointed at all ! Nevertheless, i do not know how to install the web brower on Linux Mint. It is not available in the programm manager :huh:



  • Hey Kamelot. Mint's based on Ubuntu, so I suggest downloading the .deb installer from Vivaldi.com and install it. It should add a repo to your sources and update automatically.

    Regards,


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    @nlatin:

    Hey Kamelot. Mint's based on Ubuntu, so I suggest downloading the .deb installer from Vivaldi.com and install it. It should add a repo to your sources and update automatically.

    Regards,

    Exactly. That's what I did - except that I used the .deb installer from Vivaldi.net so that I could get continual snapshot updates.



  • Saw a post on Facebook about it so decided to try it. Have been using UC browser for PC's and Maxthon Cloud Browser.


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