Not long ago, the former Opera CEO has developed a new internet browser called Vivaldi. It is based on Chromium and has Speed Dial shortcuts, supports gestures and keyboard shortcuts, has customization options.
The browser is built on three branches: technical preview, which is the most unstable version, beta, which is the one that receives features from the TP branch and stable, which is created for mass usage.
Recently, the first beta version of Vivaldi has been released, bringing support for new features, including: extensions, geolocation, private browsing, HTML5 H.264 video playback.
The latest version available is Vivaldi Beta 3 (1.0.403.24), which brings new features.
- A sessions save/load
- Tab specific zoom
- New Tab Hibernation Options
- New options and defaults for tab opening and closing behaviour
The Vivaldi website the latest Vivaldi versions as deb packages, so installing the browser should not be difficult. Just download the deb package matching your system’s architecture (i386/i686 for 32 bit systems and amd64/x86_64 for 64 bit systems) and install it via the default package manager. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.
How to install Vivaldi Beta on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and other systems using DEB packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/stable/vivaldi-beta_1.0.403.24-1_i386.deb -O vivaldi-beta_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-beta_i386.deb
How to install Vivaldi Snapshot on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and other systems using DEB packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/stable/vivaldi-beta_1.0.403.24-1_amd64.deb -O vivaldi-beta_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-beta_amd64.deb
Optional, to remove vivaldi, open a terminal and type:
$ sudo apt-get remove vivaldi*