How did you find about Vivaldi?
danmark_ori last edited by
Read about Vivaldi last night :
IGenius last edited by
Webuser had a feature about Vivaldi.
khawaga last edited by
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.
Following http://digi.no I did as well. Jungle drums told me, you'd say. That "former Opera director" was the reason for me to follow. The drums told me to listen … I still do, and give it a bark now and then.
Camille1 last edited by
I also found out from an article, "Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users" http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/27/vivaldi-the-four-browsers/ There wasn't really a browser that I was in love with at that moment and seeing one targeted at 'power users' was very appealing. The extra organizational bits drew me in, especially stacked tabs. I never used Opera except when cross browser testing so this is refreshingly new. I think… I adore it? :)
snork last edited by
Wikipedia - List of Webbrowsers - and just in time! :)
this had been my second try with Firefox, and once again I am extremely pissed at their arrogant approach - I want a webbrowser, not a parent telling me what to and what not to.
Used to use Opera 12 and previous versions since too long ago to remember.
Then I found out that 50% of the sites not working correctly in old Opera also would not in Firefox (39) - lol.
And now them self-entitled Mozilla buggers show once again their bloody "we know better than u users what you want!" attitude - nothing has changed since I rage-quit Firefox the first time, long long ago (idiotic POST-behaviour, and even more idiotic refusal to have it optional, for us users to choose.)
I really hope they also loose their last bastion Germany. Maybe they finally come to some sense, then. (I do not believe in this, though)
mudd last edited by
Came from Firefox. Browsed Wikipedia, looked at a timeline of web browsers. Saw an interesting new browser. Currently trying it out. It's amazing so far :)
Wireaddict last edited by
I discovered Vivaldi in Dec. 2015 while searching for info on Opera's next browser update or what was happening there.
I found out about it from a discussion about browsers on The Student Room forum.
LordHorst last edited by
Read about it on a IT-news site, when the first technical preview was launched. Vivaldi was called "the real successor of Opera", so I checked it out. Of course many things wheren't working back then (hence the "preview" status of the release), but I kept an eye on Vivaldi. Currently checking out the newest beta release and so far I like it much much better than new Opera.
badbodh last edited by
saw some buzz about it in Manjaro forums. Would love to see a tarball instead of just dpkg and rpm packages :whistle:
Existentialist last edited by
This article from Lifehacker convinced me.
Hildegerd last edited by
I had heard about Vivaldi for a year almost, but did not use it before yesterday. I got a brand new machine and wanted a clean new start with software I had not tried before and are now trying out Sleipnir and Vivaldi browser. Both are very promising.
640k last edited by
Opera Forum during the dark transition days
Thanks Opera User ;}
I waited for Vivaldi 1.0 then pounced on it!
Lexinad last edited by
I saw the announcement for Vivaldi 1.0 on Reddit. I remembered using Opera once upon a time, and I heard that modern Opera isn't doing too well, so the idea of a new web browser resurrecting that old Opera spirit appealed to me. I remembered using MyOpera, so hearing that Opera discontinued that disappointed me. I like the idea of a browser with a community. I also just like the aesthetics of the browser.
Prior to Vivaldi, I had been mostly using Firefox, using Chrome when I needed to do stuff with flash (because Linux).
PeaceSleep last edited by
Heard about it in a tech news youtube video.
MadmanRB last edited by
I think it was on some article somewhere
brsuperboy9 last edited by
I came from Edge and I found Vivaldi out on a video called "Best browsers of 2016"
HanlonsRazor last edited by
I come from Chrome and haphazardly found Vivaldi while searching for a new browser more secure. I continuously had problems with Chrome remembering cookies I specifically wanted to be deleted after closing the browser. Even after two uninstalls the option didn't work.
Suddenly my eyes fell on Vivaldi on a wikipedia page. I followed the url and read the following sentence here:
"The browser is aimed at staunch technologists…"
This convinced me to install it. Then I uninstalled it because I didn't immediately find what I was looking for, and the bookmark icons didn't refresh (I figured it out by now). A day later I installed it again, and I'm like a kid with a new toy. I'm totally loving this prodigious creation appropriately called Vivaldi.
I was bored so I Googled "web browsers" and a new one that I had never, ever heard of showed up. Thought, "what the heck" and installed it. After figuring out how to import and set-up the bookmark toolbar I found my new default browser. Been using Vivaldi for a little over two weeks now. Beats the crap out of Chrome and Firefox. One major problem, I still need to learn the other 99% that Vivaldi can do. I doubt that I will ever learn or comprehend every thing that Vivaldi is able to do. Or, what I can do with Vivaldi. Vivaldi is one mean browser…I like that. ;) :)
Andrew111 last edited by
I read about it on the Opera support forum. I was only in the first technical preview stage, so I came back from time to time to check the progress.