Do you remember who told you about Vivaldi? ๐Ÿ˜Š



  • I was very frutrated with new Opera and switched to Chromium. But I still did read news at Habr.ru and Ilya @Shpankov wrote about Vivaldi.
    Vivaldi was very alpha and I don't know why I didn't swithed then. But several days ago I installed Vivaldi out of curiosity and falled in love with it in no time.



  • Do you remember who...

    No, not their name, anymore.

    Do you remember where...

    Oh yes, with clarity. It was in the Opera Blog such as it was back in the "O"15+ dark dank depressed days. Update after update issued forth, only to leave a growing & vocal cadre of us there ever more frustrated & annoyed at the dire loss of capabilities, but much worse even than that, the growing realisation that "O"15+ would never be "our" browser again, & indeed its aspirations were more & more careening off into a swamp of sorrowful superficiality, a bog of banal blandness.

    The blog found so many of us bellyaching & whingeing at the pile of crapitude our beloved browser had become. Then, one day, some kind user there mentioned they'd heard of a new kid on the block, something called Vivaldi. Here's my very first Vivaldi Notes note i wrote myself, in TP1, on 7 Feb 2015:

    Vivaldi -- the new old Opera!

    7/2/15 00:26: Cool - keep watching for V development... this might become the new old Opera!!!

    22/2/15: I have now made Vivaldi my default browser. Even though it remains buggy, crashy, & still lacks much key functionality, it already has enough Pros compared to Chromium & Opera Dev that it is worthwhile taking this step.

    31/3/15: Weekly updates have continued & it's just getting better & better. Stability hassles are substantially reduced, & it's just more & more a delight to use.



  • Like many others, I think it was in the comments of an Opera release announcement on their website. I used to follow the release announcements for Opera snapshots and betas and read the comments. And many people were disappointed in change in direction of the Chromium-based Opera. Someone posted a link about Vivaldi.

    I seem to remember that the community for Vivaldi was first. But I don't think it was confirmed that there was going to be a browser. I think people were speculating that Jon might release a new browser. I want to say that there was the .net domain for the community. And the .com domain existed but it wasn't clear what it would be used for until a bit later. I think some people even went as far as to look up trademark filings to see that a web browser was planned.



  • Sorry this thread escaped my attention ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like many here said, this is the historic post with 343 upvotes including mine: ๐Ÿ™‚

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    If you have a disqus account you can read it here:
    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/operablogdesktop/opera_27_for_computers_first_stable_release_in_2015/

    Otherwise the internet archive is probably a good source ๐Ÿค“


    P.S.1 The every-day fighting and struggling of those days for just a little browser-sanity is unforgettable... ๐Ÿคฎ ๐Ÿคฌ

    P.S.2 And a little "prophetic" bonus ๐Ÿ˜

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  • @npro Oh wow, how great that you have/found this -- i'm now grinning ear to ear once again at this vivid old memory. Wow was it prophetic or what, teehee!

    Haha, i love this one -- a really common sentiment for so many of us back then, spilling-over with frustration as we were, when every release of Opera15+-Developer just got worse & worse, further & further away from "our" browser:

    Nimix Lacedaemon โ€ข 6 years ago
    Today I thought it's time to move from Opera 12 to Opera 27. But luckly, Vivaldi was released today. So, goodbye Opera.

    And...

    YamiryuuZero Lacedaemon โ€ข 6 years ago
    Are you saying Opera 12 is back?! And updated?! I'm on it!

    Haha, so true:

    ultraviolet Vi โ€ข 6 years ago
    blog hijacked confirmed!

    Ha, timeless:

    Shiide Vi โ€ข 6 years ago โ€ข edited
    No plans for anything mobile?

    I expect that as i keep reading, sooner or later there'll be "Any word on M3?". ๐Ÿคฃ

    YamiryuuZero Herr Pietrus โ€ข 6 years ago
    I'm using it now and then, specially to check on their forums, but I wouldn't exchange my browser just yet. But hey, it's just an alpha release, they're yet testing things, correcting bugs, and above all, hearing what its users have to say - unlike Opera!

    It's not the browser of choice right now, but I assure you, once the stable version is released, we'll be seeing Vivaldi as the best browser of its generation! It's already better than Chropera!

    Yes!

    Suleman Mughal โ€ข 6 years ago
    Time to migrate to Vivaldi everyone. Vivaldi understands us.

    Bet nobody will ever hear from this amateur ever again...

    ayespy Mustafa Hastรผrk โ€ข 6 years ago
    Holykrap. It's already more of what I have been waiting for than any other browser.

    I mean...

    Damn.

    ๐Ÿ˜



  • @Steffie ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sadly I can't give you more upvotes for every lovely quote of that past you post, you would have 8 by now, they are all great ๐Ÿ˜. They were such an explosion of accumulated oppressive energy over the whole depressed situation for years you have so wonderfully captured in terms of facts and feelings in your previous post and are indeed a joy to read them anew after all those years ๐ŸคŸ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    It was in the Opera Blog such as it was back in the "O"15+ dark dank depressed days. Update after update issued forth, only to leave a growing & vocal cadre of us there ever more frustrated & annoyed at the dire loss of capabilities, but much worse even than that, the growing realisation that "O"15+ would never be "our" browser again, & indeed its aspirations were more & more careening off into a swamp of sorrowful superficiality, a bog of banal blandness.

    The blog found so many of us bellyaching & whingeing at the pile of crapitude our beloved browser had become. Then, one day, some kind user there mentioned they'd heard of a new kid on the block, something called Vivaldi.

    ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’•


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