Been running vivaldi as my default on cinnamon for a few months now, really happy with it. Think it renders slightly quicker than Firefox
Thanks for making this available!
Even though its under a proprietary license, its stil source-available .
Hope you guys are building it from source and then shipping it?
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I honestly do not see how proprietary software is a problem I mean like steam is included and it is proprietary from what I read was vivaldi’s UI is proprietary the rest is just the Chromium engine
Vivaldi is a very nice browser I hate to see someone dislike it because it is proprietary!
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A german penetration-tester looked at the Browser and the conclusion is: Vivaldi is a nice Browser but did some questionable decisions regarding privacy. So if you don’t like Google, you may not want to use Vivaldi…
You can read the whole article here (if you understand german) if you want.
Not possible. Not the entire source is available, only parts of it is.
That is exactly what I think globally. I don’t speak german
Once again, no one here (not me at least) is saying that vivaldi is better or not comparing to firefox.
Their bugtracker is also private, with no means to check the status or updates on a filed bug. Even your own bug report. You can submit bug report from 5 years ago, and still have to constantly plead with the developers through the forum on a gigantic thread to ask “Hey, what about bug #543825 that I submitted in December 14, 2016?”
Another reason why I ditched them.
What reason is there for it to be proprietary to begin with?
They say here that it is a way of protecting their brand name from others forking their code
That would be a licensing issue. They can make their source code available but prohibit others from distributing it.
Go tell them that I am only saying what they said
does that mean Vivaldi is now the default browser ? Is Firefox not included in the default ? Just asking.
I think this is just cinnamon not any of the any other DEs
Post-Snowden era is why people don’t trust proprietary software on their system. It should have been a choice again in the installer similar to Freeoffice when installing.
From searching the forums, they seem to ignore the issue entirely and play jedi mindtricks when asked straight on.
Also, them making money off your search history is not exactly comforting: What’s Vivaldi’s business model? | Vivaldi Browser
Without the source code, how exactly are we expected to be able to verify what is being collected and what isn’t?
That I think is just fine!
Every browser will have its issues! Why is Vivaldi is getting so much hate, but no other browser, even Chrome, is not even mentioned.