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Vivaldi New Web Browser

TOMIMOT

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Jul 16, 2011
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Just recently discovered Vivaldi, a new browser. Its a browser focused on the needs of a power user. So far i'm impressed with all the features and the processing speed. Anyone here tried it or use it as their default browser? Curious what other users think of it, has it replaced your chrome, safari, firefox?
 

jgelin

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Jul 30, 2015
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I have been using it all day and WOW it is like Safari and Chrome got together and had a baby with all of the features that I liked about it, and it inherited some of its own little qualities like stacked tab and side by side tabs.
Having access to Chrome Extensions is a HUGE plus as well. Vivaldi will probably be on my machine for a long time to come.

EDIT: some more information can be found here from LifeHacker
http://lifehacker.com/a-screenshot-tour-of-vivaldi-the-new-power-user-web-br-1770875531
 
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Zenithal

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Sep 10, 2009
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Looks cool. Will try it out. I remembered reading about this a long time ago but thought better to use a 'new' browser.
 

TOMIMOT

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Jul 16, 2011
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I have been using it all day and WOW it is like Safari and Chrome got together and had a baby with all of the features that I liked about it, and it inherited some of its own little qualities like stacked tab and side by side tabs.
Having access to Chrome Extensions is a HUGE plus as well. Vivaldi will probably be on my machine for a long time to come.

EDIT: some more information can be found here from LifeHacker
http://lifehacker.com/a-screenshot-tour-of-vivaldi-the-new-power-user-web-br-1770875531
Totally agree! What's interesting is that this is version 1.0, curious to see how it will evolve over the next few years. Going to give chrome and Safari a run for its money
 

MLinneer

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Mar 18, 2013
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Not very Mac-like... and it has Chromium all over it. It's a 1.0 release so I'm sure they will do a lot more work on the UI. And it needs to be optimized too... just watching a CNN video had Activity Monitor/Energy Impact over 200. Same video in Safari/Flash barely topped 50 combined.
 

Beachguy

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Nov 23, 2011
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Been using it a long time, and finally dropped Chrome for it. They've taken Chromium and added a lot to it, and changed other things in it. I do hope they get the sync function going soon, but for now, I'm happily with it as my default.
 

Pakaku

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Aug 29, 2009
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Can't customize my cookie options, so it can't replace Firefox yet.
 
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