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The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« on: February 02, 2015, 05:46:28 pm »
After watching the decline and fall of my beloved Maxthon Cloud Browser for Linux,  I became aware of a new browser today called Vivaldi.  What makes the release of Vivaldi noteworthy is that it is founded by the co-founder of Opera browser itself -- Mr. Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner.*  Although the Vivaldi web browser is still in alpha, from what I've read and heard; this browser does sound promising.

Vivaldi does not yet support extensions, and I'm not going back to living without a password manager.  Still I intend to download Vivaldi to see if this browser is as promising as I've heard it is.  Support has already been requested for Vivaldi web browser within LastPass' forum.  I figure this means that somebody over there using LastPass must like what they see with Vivaldi.

*Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivaldi_(web_browser)

Here's the link to Vivaldi's home page: 

https://vivaldi.com/#Home

Here's a link from CNET too.  It's an in-depth article about Vivaldi written by Stephen Shankland.

http://www.cnet.com/news/ex-opera-ceo-launches-new-browser-vivaldi/

Update a few hours later:

I've downloaded Vivaldi.  Here's some more info.  Out of concerns of privacy, I did replace one person's name in the Profile Path with asterisks:


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Vivaldi Technologies AS.
Copyright 2015 Vivaldi Technologies AS. All rights reserved.
Vivaldi is made possible by the Chromium open source project and other open source software.
Vivaldi Terms of Service
Vivaldi   1.0.83.38 (Developer Build) stable
Revision   8f9d1290877e0b245476c552f2ea85af82631bd2
OS   Linux
Blink   537.36 (@75a856054a8882e6e0f3cd0c9faac98da1ccb351)
JavaScript   V8 3.30.33.15
Flash   11.2.999.999
User Agent   Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.89 Vivaldi/1.0.83.38 Safari/537.36
Command Line   /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable --always-authorize-plugins --ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so --no-first-run --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end
Executable Path   /opt/vivaldi/vivaldi
Profile Path   /home/******/.config/vivaldi/Default
Variations   ed1d377-e1cc0f14
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At this point in Vivaldi's development, the fonts are too tiny for my eyes, and I've yet to figure out a way to enlarge them.  However I can see aspects of the old classic Opera within Vivaldi's user interface.

Now, do I think there might be somebody else here in Peppermint forum who might have fun exploring this browser which is still in development?   Yes, I suspect VinDSL might enjoy exploring Vivaldi.  However, unlike myself, he would have added benefit of knowing what he was doing too!  ;)

Now, for my two cents worth of wisdom concerning this browser:  I do agree with what I've read and heard about Vivaldi.  There is promise here!  :)

Second update, an hour later still:

Vivaldi has gone completely dark on me.  I guess this is what they mean when they say that a browser is in development.  Yes, I went to Vivaldi forum, and it's a verified bug!  Tomorrow I'll see if Vivaldi is up and about again.

« Last Edit: February 02, 2015, 09:31:25 pm by perknh »
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 07:56:41 pm »
ill have to check it out. i actually liked opera a lot but removed it because it seemed 'dated' firefox
so fire with a maxathon theme (because i hate its native metallic like look) is the best i have found
so far but if someone makes a better browser im willing to try it.
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 07:58:11 pm »
oooh the interface of the browser is simple and nice too ya im gonna try this how to i get it?
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 08:01:31 pm »
what a shame there isn't a 32 bit package so i can't try it :( it looks really good too  :'(
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 08:15:36 pm »
I just installed Vivaldi.  That is really sharp and progressive looking.  You can see its Opera heritage.  I really like the clean lines and simple interface.  I'm going keep this one and keep an eye on its progress.  Justin, this would be just up your alley if it were 32bit ;)!!
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 08:18:46 pm »
 Hello iamesperambient and AndyInMokum,

iamesperambient, I know, it looks like it's going to be very nice.  But be careful; it's still in development. 

I've yet to learn how I can enlarge the font size so I can see it well enough to read, and it doesn't support extensions yet.  And, on top of all this, it has gone dark on me too.  I had nothing but a black screen for about 15 minutes, while I kept trying to reboot it. 

Still, Vivald does look promising.  I'm hopeful. :)

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Quote from: AndyInMokum on Today at 08:15:36 PM
I just installed Vivaldi.  That is really sharp and progressive looking.  You can see its Opera heritage.  I really like the clean lines and simple interface.  I'm going keep this one and keep an eye on its progress.  Justin, this would be just up your alley if it were 32bit ;)!!

And AndyInMokum,

I agree it looks really great, but have you figured out a way to enlarge its font size?

I"m having difficulty reading within the browser, but, it's a modern version of Opera for sure.  ;)

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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 08:36:30 pm »
Hi perknh, from a quick look, there is a slider in the bottom right corner.  That resizes the whole page.  I guess that is how its done for now.   Being able to change the font size separately would be nice.  Hopefully that will be included as the browser develops  ;).
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 09:15:40 pm »
Hello AndyInMokum,

Now I'm able to post here from Vivaldi.

I had clicked on the 100%, and nothing happened.  But now I see how very clever that feature is; I never realized that it was a slider.  ::)

Thank you,

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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2015, 04:14:37 pm »
do you think they will make a version for 32 bit?
i really want to try this but i cant as my system is 32 bit.
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2015, 04:51:44 pm »
Hi iamesperambient,

I'm not sure, but I thought Vivaldi was 32 bit for the time being.

Sources:

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https://vivaldi.net/forum/vivaldi-browser/858-quit-complaining-people-it-s-a-technical-preview?start=20#12834

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https://vivaldi.net/forum/vivaldi-browser-for-mac/1611-hard-crash-logging-in-to-facebook-on-mac-os-10-6#14162

Opera, Vivaldi's step-mother, is telling people with 32 bit machines to continue to use Opera 12.16 -- so there's more support there over at Opera than I imagined.

And, here's the source of that info -- six questions down:

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http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/12/frequently-asked-questions-opera-linux/

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It looks to me as if Vivaldi will be a very secure browser.
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 11:41:18 am »
Hi iamesperambient,

I'm not sure, but I thought Vivaldi was 32 bit for the time being.

Sources:

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https://vivaldi.net/forum/vivaldi-browser/858-quit-complaining-people-it-s-a-technical-preview?start=20#12834

Code: [Select]
https://vivaldi.net/forum/vivaldi-browser-for-mac/1611-hard-crash-logging-in-to-facebook-on-mac-os-10-6#14162

Opera, Vivaldi's step-mother, is telling people with 32 bit machines to continue to use Opera 12.16 -- so there's more support there over at Opera than I imagined.

And, here's the source of that info -- six questions down:

Code: [Select]
http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/12/frequently-asked-questions-opera-linux/

perknh

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It looks to me as if Vivaldi will be a very secure browser.

i had opera and liked it but didnt like the interface. and it seemed 'dated'. i tried again to get this vivaldi browser but again
only has a 64 bit download :( im very sad it seems like this could be better than firefox for me in terms of service and interface oh well
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 01:24:32 pm »
Complain to Opera .. not doing a 32bit version is stupid ::)

That said, as the new Opera uses Googles Blink layout engine (WebKit fork) and AURA graphics .. it's really just a modified Chromium to me, so who cares ;)
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2015, 04:29:18 pm »
I was hoping that the old Opera browser, with the Presto browser-engine, would become open source; but I don't know how realistic this hope may be.  :(
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015, 05:37:47 pm »
Erm, am I missing something here  :-\ .. click the link below

Opera 12 is now open source project under the GNU GPL
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Re: The Sound of Vivaldi Browser is Music to My Ears
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2015, 06:23:55 pm »
Erm, am I missing something here  :-\ .. click the link below

Opera 12 is now open source project under the GNU GPL


No, PCNetSpec, you're not missing a thing.  I am the one that missed this wonderful news.  :o

I saw that the petition for Opera to go open source had died, so I thought that Presto was in the process of going belly up.  How glad I am I was wrong!  :)

This news has made my day.

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