Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

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Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#1 Post by Nh » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:40 am

[Moderator note: this thread has been split from Opera - Presto.]

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Check Vivaldi
https://vivaldi.com

Review
http://ghacks.net/2015/01/27/opera-co-f ... eb-browser

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#2 Post by Specular » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:59 am

Nh wrote:Check Vivaldi
https://vivaldi.com
Also Otter, a project by former Opera forum members. Tetzchner (the one-time Opera CEO) apparently wants to make money from the new browser (presumably through search revenue), but I can't see how with what would be a virtually non-existent marketshare. Some think this doesn't bode well for the project's future, but we'll see.

It also has a long way to go before it can catch up with the feature set Presto included. Still looking forward to the progress of both browsers though :)

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#3 Post by the_watcher » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:02 am

I was about to post it. Vivaldi looks very promising so far. Don't know if it will be able to replicate Opera 12's featureset, but this technical preview already looks more like Opera (12) than Opera (Blink) itself. Yes, I'm excited! :D

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#4 Post by guinness » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:44 am

I just came across the Ghacks review today and decided to quickly test it. The installer has a standalone option, though I haven't really tested whether or not it's truly Portable to its counterpart. The impression I get is it's kind of meant to mimic what Opera was before version 15 came into play, which I really haven't had a problem with since I use Opera 26 (now 27) on a regular basis.
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#5 Post by joby_toss » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:04 am

This must be quite embarrassing for Opera Blink devs. :)

Edit: tested Vivaldi - portable but not stealth (some registry keys).

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#6 Post by guinness » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:29 pm

joby_toss wrote:Edit: tested Vivaldi - portable but not stealth (some registry keys).
Thanks for testing joby_toss.
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#7 Post by freakazoid » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:02 pm

Request to split Vivaldi into its own thread.
is it stealth? ;)

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#9 Post by joby_toss » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:43 pm

This is a continuation of this discussion: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 125#p73125

https://vivaldi.com/
https://vivaldi.net/forum
https://vivaldi.net/blogs

I tested the weekly build no. 1.0.94.2 (now TP2) and got some interesting results. My previous statement that the first TP was portable is not entirely accurate.
It saves the profile folder wherever it was installed the first time (I used "Standalone" option during the process as recommended for portable use), so you can't really move the app somewhere else on your HDD, because the Profile folder always "stays behind". It might work for installation on a USB stick, but I didn't test that.

There is a file named stp.viv (where vivaldi.exe is) in which the installation path is saved in absolute format (I hope they'll change this). You can manually edit it to solve this portability issue.

The default installation structure looks like this:
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and if you want it preserved as portable, the content of your stp.viv file should be:

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..\
I much prefer the following structure (don't understand why this isn't the default one):
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so my stp.viv file content looks like this:

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..\.
Regarding the stealth status, these are some registry entries left behind:

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#10 Post by webfork » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:35 pm

freakazoid wrote:Request to split Vivaldi into its own thread.
Split ahoy.

Edit: merged Joby's other post as well.
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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#11 Post by joby_toss » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:36 am

I created another Vivaldi topic right before your split. Could you merge it with this one, please?

Also, regarding the title of this topic, why is it called an alternative to Opera? I think it's an alternative for any other browser out there.

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#12 Post by webfork » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:50 pm

Although I certainly hope that Vivaldi follows in the footsteps of Opera since so many folks were a big fan of that browser, I've been really surprised by all the non-open source browsers that keep coming out.  With even Microsoft getting nagged to open the code to their browser to make it compete, I can't understand all the non-open browsers coming from an open source (Chrome-based) camp.  

Now there's Opera, Vivaldi, SlimJet, Maxthon, and Sleipnir.  The only exceptions are two some-junk-removed versions of Chrome and then a lightweight QupZilla.  What the hell?
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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#13 Post by joby_toss » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:20 am

https://vivaldi.net/blogs/entry/snapshot-1-0-98-2
Olafur Arnason wrote:...I have no intention to bore you with the weather, so we go str8 to the juicy details ;-)...
This got to hurt! :P Not to mention that this newborn is already a better browser than the other one...

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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#14 Post by freakazoid » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:13 pm

joby_toss wrote:https://vivaldi.net/blogs/entry/snapshot-1-0-98-2
Olafur Arnason wrote:...I have no intention to bore you with the weather, so we go str8 to the juicy details ;-)...
This got to hurt! :P Not to mention that this newborn is already a better browser than the other one...
Oh snap! Shots fired :)
is it stealth? ;)


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