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.
While a stable version is not yet available, Vivaldi TP3 (Tech Preview 3) has been released today, coming with a the ability to tile browser tabs in a single window, the ability to add screenshots or files to notes and other important changes:
- Added Tab stack and tab selection tiling in vertical, horizontal and grid organization.
- Improved Notes both visually and functionally. Now you can add more attachments and screenshots.
- Added support for more mouse gestures, including link gestures.
- Added more keyboard shortcuts and improved keyboard shortcut editing.
- Added Unread tab indicator to both tabs and tab stacks.
- Added optional Native window support for better integration with Linux WMs in particular.
- Added Auto update on Windows.
- Increased the number of supported languages to 40.
- Added data import from all major browsers.
- Added on-demand image and plugin controls so that you can load only what you need.
- Added Background tab progress indicator.
- Improved both Fast Forward and Rewind functionality.
- Significantly improved Spatial navigation.
- Improved Page actions.
- Added more options to the download dialog. It now has both “Save” and “Save As” in addition to “Open”.
- Added a new option to the bookmarks bar, so that you can have a very compact bookmarks bar with icons only.
- Added full screen reminder option.
- Some performance tuning
- A lot of bug fixes and polish
In this article I will show you how to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 3 (Vivaldi 126.96.36.199) 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 3 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 3 (Vivaldi 188.8.131.52) on 32 bit systems using deb packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/Vivaldi_TP184.108.40.206.4-1_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i Vivaldi_TP220.127.116.11.4-1_i386.deb
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 3 (Vivaldi 18.104.22.168) on 64 bit systems using deb packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/Vivaldi_TP22.214.171.124.4-1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i Vivaldi_TP126.96.36.199.4-1_amd64.deb
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 3 (Vivaldi 188.8.131.52) on 32 bit systems using rpm packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/Vivaldi_TP184.108.40.206.4-1.i386.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i Vivaldi_TP220.127.116.11.4-1.i386.rpm
How to install Vivaldi Tech Preview 3 (Vivaldi 18.104.22.168) on 64 bit systems using rpm packages:
$ wget https://vivaldi.com/download/Vivaldi_TP22.214.171.124.4-1.x86_64.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i Vivaldi_TP126.96.36.199.4-1.x86_64.rpm