Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Jon von Tetzchner (Opera’s former CEO) has developed Vivaldi, yet another open-source, multi-platform web browser based on Google’s Chromium.
Having a modern graphical interface, Vivaldi tries to bring the quality of Opera 12.
It includes a customizable toolbar tab with integrated menu, matching with the website color, a download manager and a mail client (it is not yet available), a speed dial page is available when a new tab is opened, a feature for restoring the closed tabs is available, a zoom button has been added, quick commands for a range of actions, including status bar toggle, tab switch and create bookmark. Also, some out of the box features are included, like: combine multiple tabs into one stack and support for note-taking within the browser.
The latest version available is Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 (Vivaldi 188.8.131.52), which brings the below new features:
- So what’s different about our Bookmarks bar? Even though this is still work in progress, you can do few things in a different way: Placing Bookmarks bar at the top or bottom is one of them. Also, you can select ANY bookmark folder to be displayed in the Bookmarks bar.
Image loading toggle
- You can turn on and off images, or even load images from cache only. The setting can be applied per tab basis. This improves site loading times quite substantially, especially if you are on slow network connection. We are working on an additional feature which allows you to load images on-demand.
Expanded language support
- We have more than 30 languages supported, thanks to our dedicated volunteers who have made this happen in such a short period of time! We are constantly adding more languages to the mix. So, stay tuned and let us know if you would like to help us translate Vivaldi to your language.
Fast-Forward and Rewind
- It’s one of those features worth mentioning multiple times since it’s pretty unique. With Fast-forward, Vivaldi finds the most natural next page within the page you are currently on, such as search engine result or a forum. Rewind allows you to jump straight back to where you started in the domain you are in without going back in one page at a time.
Spatial navigation (Experimental feature)
- It’s still work in progress but we have improved the heuristics quite a bit. Try it out right now. Just hold down Shift key and use arrow keys to navigate
In this article I will show you how to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 (Vivaldi 184.108.40.206) on the most popular Linux systems using either deb or rpm packages, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.
Because the Vivaldi website provides deb/rpm packages, installing Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 on Linux systems is easy. Just download the package and install it via the package manager. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 (Vivaldi 220.127.116.11) on 32 bit systems using deb packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi-preview_18.104.22.168-1_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-preview_22.214.171.124-1_i386.deb
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 (Vivaldi 126.96.36.199) on 64 bit systems using deb packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi-preview_188.8.131.52-1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-preview_184.108.40.206-1_amd64.deb
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 (Vivaldi 220.127.116.11) on 32 bit systems using rpm packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi-preview-18.104.22.168-1.i386.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i vivaldi-preview-22.214.171.124-1.i386.rpm
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 (Vivaldi 126.96.36.199) on 64 bit systems using rpm packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi-preview-188.8.131.52-1.x86_64.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i vivaldi-preview-184.108.40.206-1.x86_64.rpm