Vivaldi OS?



  • Has anyone thought of a Chromium OS with Vivaldi as default browser? Or a Vivaldi OS Linux Distro? My experience has been that "ChromeOS" is very fast until you add a Linux VM to run Vivaldi which makes it terribly slow. I would love to see a Vivaldi based distro. ☀


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    @mchipeur , It would be great to not only have a VivaldiOS but also a Vivaldroid. But in view of the limited possibilities of a still small company, it is going to be something very thinking about the future. Well, dreaming is free.
    At the moment I find it quite successful that some Linux distros include Vivaldi as the default browser.



  • @mchipeur said in Vivaldi OS?:

    Chromium OS

    Euw.

    Not replacing my Arch for something like that... or, come to think of it atm, anything.


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    @Steffie , I don't know what is more surreal, using ChromeOS with Vivaldi or an alleged VivaldiOS with Chrome.
    For me it is always absurd to use Vivaldi and do the searches with Google.
    But certainly a fork of Linux + the genius of Vivaldi in a VivaldiOS has to be a delight.



  • @Catweazle said in Vivaldi OS?:

    absurd to use ... Google

    +100.


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    @Catweazle said in Vivaldi OS?:

    I find it quite successful that some Linux distros include Vivaldi as the default browser.

    As do I.



  • @Catweazle ...interesting...Which Linux distributions use Vivaldi as their default browser?



  • @Catweazle please share which Distros use Vivaldi as default browser?


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    @mchipeur I can't recall which-all ones and whether it is default, or just included in their software manager. Feren, for instance, ships with Vivaldi, but I don't know for sure if it's default or not. I do know there are about three or four of them who have specifically asked Vivaldi if they could include the browser and of course in each case they have been granted permission.



  • I have a sneaking suspicion that PCLinuxOS might, but i'm not certain. One of the less well known Nixes i installed in a VM over the past few months definitely had V out of the box, & PCLinuxOS definitely was one of them that i did over that time-frame. Don't have time now to investigate.



  • @Ayespy based on your reference to Feren OS using Vivaldi as default browser I gave it a try. It is now the distro I use. I highly recommend giving it a try.


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    @Catweazle said in Vivaldi OS?:

    For me it is always absurd to use Vivaldi and do the searches with Google.

    Agreed.



  • @Catweazle said in Vivaldi OS?:

    For me it is always absurd to use Vivaldi and do the searches with Google.

    Not absurd, it's the best search engine whether you want to admit it or not.
    If I want to find what I need it's the way to go, I just tried to search 4 keywords for some people in the demoscene, Google found him as the 1st 2 entries, DuckduckGo didn't find literally ANYTHING, the others like bing either don't find it or I have to search pages and pages of irrelevant stuff before something useful is found.



  • @Catweazle said in Vivaldi OS?:

    At the moment I find it quite successful that some Linux distros include Vivaldi as the default browser.

    FerenOS ! The feren dev is a fan of Vivaldi 🤣



  • @Catweazle Chromium OS is built on top of Gentoo..
    I do have looot of experience with Gentoo, so I might me able to do something ... 🙃


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    @iAN-CooG , it is relative, Google is undoubtedly a good search engine, but there is a detail that does not make it advisable, apart from the bad habit of tracking the user, it is the so-called filter bubble and this is as useful, as asking someone who always gives you the reason, even if you do not have it and this above all now can be quite harmful. An anti-vaccine or COVID denialist, if he search on the subject, it will always show him the results that confirm him in his opinions in the first place in the results.
    I mainly use Startpage, which, when using Google's engine, is just as powerful, but is private and there is no filter bubble, shows the results in the order as they are on the net, allowing much more objective information.



  • @Steffie said in Vivaldi OS?:

    @mchipeur said in Vivaldi OS?:

    Chromium OS

    Euw.

    Not replacing my Arch for something like that... or, come to think of it atm, anything.

    BTW ;P



  • @JohnConnorBear said in Vivaldi OS?:

    I can't really believe you don't know what "Linux" is

    Weren't you just saying in another thread that "Linux" is essentially meaningless? If that's true, of course people would be confused. It's not true, just saying, consistency is not your thing, except for attacking people, that's consistent.



  • @iAN-CooG said in Vivaldi OS?:

    I just tried to search 4 keywords for some people in the demoscene, Google found him as the 1st 2 entries, DuckduckGo didn't find literally ANYTHING

    I'm not sure what you were searching, but I use DDG as my default and for the vast majority of my searches it gives me everything I need. I can't even remember the last time I had to use a different a search engine. (Except for Vivaldi "search engines" but those are really search tools, for instance a couple of my search "engines" are searches on this forum.)

    It depends on what in trying to do what search engine I'll use. Generally I use DDG for the vast majority of just searching. I've got dozens of search tools configured in Vivaldi, so if I'm searching a tracking number, I'll search directly in the shipping company's tool. For maps it depends. Open Maps is fine for just general locations & directions, but if I want to read what people are saying about a place I'll use Google Maps. I often search Wikipedia directly from the Vivaldi search field, as well as dictionaries and thesauruses (thesauri?). Google does have the largest index, but it's a rare search that isn't easily found elsewhere.

    If people are concerned about Google collecting their information while using Google's search engine, there are ways around that. Not logging in the first obvious step, blockers is another; there are also intermediary search engines which essentially abstract out the user from the search.



  • I just gave FerenOS a short run-through via a VM and I'm already genuinely considering changing my Linux distro ^^


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