Vivaldi browser (tech preview) released

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Frederica Bernkastel, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Frederica Bernkastel
    OP

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Frederica Bernkastel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    3,154
    765
    Jan 31, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Hinamizawa
    [​IMG]

    After stepping down from Opera three years ago, former CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, has jumped back into the fray with a new browser, called Vivaldi. Developed as a spiritual successor to his former flagship, Jon was motivated to kickstart the development of Vivaldi after Opera dropped Presto and the bulk of its pioneering feature-set.

    Bringing a sharp new flat UI to the table - alongside features many of us have come to rely on extensions for - Vivaldi is unique in that its interface has been exclusively built using HTML5, with modern JavaScript libraries such as React and Browserify, and uses Google's Chromium as a base.
    I've been rocking Vivaldi for two days solid now, and aside from a few behavioural quirks (it's only a preview!) I'm loving it. Its infrastructure reminds me of Github's Atom text editor, but it is both significantly faster and significantly more stable.

    :arrow: Source (via TechCrunch)
     
    TheZoc, Margen67, T-hug and 1 other person like this.


  2. Flame

    Flame Me > You

    Member
    3,872
    5,039
    Jul 15, 2008
    saw this and thought "meh..."

    Opera has made the modern web browser what it is today(tabs, Speed Dial, Pop-up Blocker, Browser Sessions & Delete private Data)... but even than its still like 2% of most web browser used around the world.

    it needs features that are browsers that doesnt have or it will just be another chromium reskin.


    but im not righting it off yet tho!
     
  3. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

    Member
    4,834
    2,424
    Aug 24, 2014
    United States
    Fort Gay, West Virginia
    I'm sticking with chrome. It is my favorite browser although Firefox is close to it.
     
  4. lampdemon

    lampdemon GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    151
    56
    Oct 28, 2013
    Canada
    Where the land sea lions live.
    Nothing beats firefox + noscript, and its million add-ons.
     
  5. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,858
    2,673
    Sep 14, 2010
    Netherlands
    It looks neat, and I'd probably try it if I didn't like my current extensions so much. Replacements can be found in basically all modern browsers (the main addons are Adblock, Alientube (reddit comments on youtube) and an RSS thing with notifications), but once I can have that functionality, I'd probably try it.
    I used to use Firefox and switched to Chrome because Youtube was being a piece of shit, and it turns out it's still being a piece of shit in Chrome (just in different ways), so I have no particular attachment to it. I'm not sure I care for having a million built in features and things though.
     
  6. SonyUSA

    SonyUSA We're all mad here

    pip Contributor
    1,014
    1,935
    May 12, 2006
    United States
    I think you meant to type Firefox
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  7. Flame

    Flame Me > You

    Member
    3,872
    5,039
    Jul 15, 2008
    Search and see
     
  8. Thirty3Three

    Thirty3Three Musician Member

    Member
    3,302
    1,749
    Mar 22, 2013
    United States
    Wherever you want me, baby.
    Looks like Maxthon.
     
  9. SonyUSA

    SonyUSA We're all mad here

    pip Contributor
    1,014
    1,935
    May 12, 2006
    United States
    Chrome release date: Initial release 2008

    Firefox release date: Sep 23, 2002 - Tabs, private data delete, pop-up block, plugins (adblock), private sessions, etc.
     
  10. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

    Member
    1,844
    257
    Mar 4, 2010
    United States


    While I don't know the validity of his claims, he said Opera not chrome.
     
  11. SonyUSA

    SonyUSA We're all mad here

    pip Contributor
    1,014
    1,935
    May 12, 2006
    United States
    Ah yeah not sure how I misread that?
     
  12. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,598
    2,824
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    There is actually alot of arguments who implemented those feature first funny enough
     
  13. Frederica Bernkastel
    OP

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Frederica Bernkastel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    3,154
    765
    Jan 31, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Hinamizawa
    Opera did indeed "inspire" many of these features, Mozilla then implemented a few. Interestingly enough wasn't tabbing in Firefox something that came about as an extension, alongside speeddial...
     
  14. SonyUSA

    SonyUSA We're all mad here

    pip Contributor
    1,014
    1,935
    May 12, 2006
    United States
    No, I remember the Firefox beta having tabbed browsing. It floored me because I used to have like 12 IE windows open and it would fill up my start bar :P
     
  15. Frederica Bernkastel
    OP

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Frederica Bernkastel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    3,154
    765
    Jan 31, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Hinamizawa
    Either way this thread is about another offshoot of Chromium, called Vivaldi, which happens to sport many features that diehard power-users might find useful, and not a place to quibble over exactly who came up with <X> idea first.

    People have been complaining about the RAM usage of Vivaldi, and frankly I'm a little worried myself. Hopefully the release version will be better, as it looks like the tech preview was rushed out.

    EDIT: I was thinking of session restoration, tabbing came in from Netscape I think? Regardless, it's kinda irrelevant. :x
     
  16. SonyUSA

    SonyUSA We're all mad here

    pip Contributor
    1,014
    1,935
    May 12, 2006
    United States
    My Firefox is using almost 800MB right now, not including the plugin containers, with 2 GBATemps, my gmail, and goodreads open, how's that for fucked up? What the hell is it using all that RAM for? There isn't even that many assets loaded on the entire page to fill up that much. I don't even want to start talking about IE's RAM usage u_u
     
  17. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,458
    2,674
    Sep 1, 2010
    That's why I call it Internet Exploder.
     
  18. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    Member
    1,435
    606
    May 8, 2012
    Chile
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    to say truth I noticed less ram usage on IE11 than Chrome, I'm only comparing the tabs processes not the plugins.
    using Win 10 build 9879 BTW.

    I'll give Vivaldi a try, if they get youtube and adblock plus plugins I'll change, hangouts plugin would be nice too. the only thing that is always stopping me is the tabs sync with my phone. only Chrome is lightweight enough(emphasis in enough) on PC and Android and support tabs sync.
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  19. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,858
    2,673
    Sep 14, 2010
    Netherlands
    ALL modern browsers use a gazillion ram. Chrome just sort of hides it by splitting itself into a million processes that use like 100MB each.
    [​IMG]
    4 tabs. Admittedly, one of them is Youtube, but still.
     
  20. YetoJesse

    YetoJesse GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    101
    7
    May 30, 2009
    Netherlands
    Hoooome
    I'd love to see a slick browser like chrome with near zero Ram usage...
    Everyone uses the same slogan for their shit nowadays anyways... "For those who want more out of their browser"
    I'd love a little less to be honest.
    the basic URL bar (with google search function), back and forth and refresh (F5, was it?) and no adds.
    I know the deal with adds, don't bother the shitstorm on why adds are "Needed" or something like that.
     
    SuzieJoeBob likes this.