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    Phoronix: Vivaldi 1.0 Web Browser Released

    Today marks the first stable release of the Vivaldi web browser...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...owser-Released

  • #2
    Ha, it wasn't there when I updated this morning, but it is now. Let's see, it was looking rather promising till now.

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    • #3
      So Vivaldi is the Internet Explorer of today's for people who don't care about security and privacy?
      No thanks
      I'm pretty happy with Firefox and Chromium and I don't get what advantages a closed source browser could bring for me.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
        So Vivaldi is the Internet Explorer of today's for people who don't care about security and privacy?
        No thanks
        I'm pretty happy with Firefox and Chromium and I don't get what advantages a closed source browser could bring for me.
        I don't get it either. Why should anyone use it, if there already are great open source browsers available? I don't even know why this browser gets promoted on Phoronix.

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        • #5
          Interesting.. but closed source?

          What about this project headed by Brendan Eich and all open source at https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop ?

          https://www.brave.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
            So Vivaldi is the Internet Explorer of today's for people who don't care about security and privacy?
            No thanks
            I'm pretty happy with Firefox and Chromium and I don't get what advantages a closed source browser could bring for me.
            If you care about security and privacy, you watch your router's logs. How many times have you done that? How many times have you looked at the source code for Firefox or Chromium?
            Opera was a closed source browser and it ushered in the vast majority of features you take for granted today.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
              So Vivaldi is the Internet Explorer of today's for people who don't care about security and privacy?
              No thanks
              I'm pretty happy with Firefox and Chromium and I don't get what advantages a closed source browser could bring for me.

              You should read the ToS of Firefox before saying things like that.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
                So Vivaldi is the Internet Explorer of today's for people who don't care about security and privacy?
                I actually trust Vivaldi more than Chromium. Yes, I mean Chromium, not Chrome. And don't tell me that spyware hasn't crept into Chromium before.

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                • #9
                  Just reminding that there exist open source projects inspired by classic Opera, like:
                  https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser
                  Trying once again model that failed in the past (closed source) is just repeating previous mistake...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Emdek View Post
                    Trying once again model that failed in the past (closed source) is just repeating previous mistake...
                    You can't really say it failed, Opera has been around for 21 years and it isn't dead yet. They had to ditch their own rendering engine but they realised that wasn't the most important thing anyway. It lost some market share to Chrome but people don't choose Chrome because it's open source... not least because it's not open source! Sure, there's Chromium, but the vast majority still install Chrome.

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