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, Vivaldi 1.0 (stable) has been released, bringing interesting changes.
- Support for stacking tabs and saving tabs for a later browsing session
- It has an integrated Notes tool, a feature that permits the users to take screenshots of the visited pages and quick commands
- Built-in keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures, for better productivity
- It is highly customizable, supports Chrome extensions, and lets you organize your bookmarks
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 Stable on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and other systems using DEB packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.0.435.40-1_i386.deb -O vivaldi-stable_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_i386.deb
How to install Vivaldi Stable on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and other systems using DEB packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.0.435.40-1_amd64.deb -O vivaldi-stable_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_amd64.deb
Optional, to remove vivaldi, open a terminal and type:
$ sudo apt-get remove vivaldi*