As you may know, Vivaldi is a Chromium-based open-source internet browser, built by the Opera founder. It did not reach a stable version yet, but it is already usable.
The first Vivaldi version was very fast, but it lacked a lot of features, while the second version brought many new features and kept the speed.
While a stable version is not yet available, Vivaldi TP4 (Tech Preview 4) 18.104.22.168 has been released today, coming with interesting new features, including support for installing Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
The full changelog:
- Startup options
- Improvements to spatial navigation
- Keyboard shortcuts (incl. cheat sheet)
- Gestures (incl. tab switching & keyboard activation)
- Improved installer (it’s now possible to install Vivaldi without admin privileges)
- Reworked settings
- Support for some additional extension APIs
- Customizable UI
- Performance improvements
- Better HiDPI support
- Better bookmark management
- Linux forward and back mouse button support
- …hundreds of bug fixes
Both DEB and RPM packages are available via the project’s website, so installing the browser on popular Linux systems is easy. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview on 32 bit systems using deb packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi_TP22.214.171.124.50-1_i386.deb -O vivaldi_TP_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi_TP_i386.deb
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview on 64 bit systems using deb packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi_TP126.96.36.199.50-1_amd64.deb -O vivaldi_TP_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi_TP_amd64.deb
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview on 32 bit systems using rpm packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi_TP188.8.131.52.50-1.i386.rpm -O vivaldi_TP_i386.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i vivaldi_TP_i386.rpm
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview on 64 bit systems using rpm packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi_TP184.108.40.206.50-1.x86_64.rpm -O vivaldi_TP_x86_64.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i vivaldi_TP_x86_64.rpm
The installation instructions should work on all the Linux systems using deb packages: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, SparkyLinux, Robolinux and systems using rpm packages: CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenSUSE and ROSA Desktop.