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Vivaldi is building “Opera as it should’ve been”

     
4:45 am on Jan 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/vivaldi-opera-one-million-users/ [arstechnica.com]

Vivaldi is building “Opera as it should’ve been”

"[Opera Software] is not the same company anymore, they're now owned by Chinese corporations," says Tomita, referring to the recently finalised buyout of Opera's browser business and other parts of the operations for £453 million. "To some extent, Vivaldi is what Opera should've been. We're doing it with a new team, but the core of what we wanted to build, we're carrying over in a new form as Vivaldi."

Vivaldi doesn't appear to have official ties with Opera Software. Tomita didn't comment on whether the Opera complained about its employees leaving for Vivaldi.

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In a similar way, some users of the Opera browser, which at some point also became a product for the more-tech-savvy population, have switched to Vivaldi. This process is reflected in the geography of Vivaldi users: apart from the US, it's most popular in Eastern Europe and Japan, where Opera has historically had a large user base.
4:02 pm on Jan 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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vivaldi has been my browser of choice for some time now, it isn't perfect but i like it a lot and rarely use opera anymore - which is sad for me as i was one of the few who actually paid to use it back in the distant past (before it went free) as it was always a very superior browser (until recently) in my view.
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I paid for Opera too.

I still have a copy of Opera 12.17, but Vivaldi has replaced that for regular use. I use different browsers for different tasks so I always have a copy of Vivaldi open whether I'm on Windows or Linux. My primary browser is still FireFox, but I find myself using Vivaldi more often lately when that browser gets bogged down.
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as we're talking vivaldi, my MAJOR gripe is that if you bookmark a page, you cannot create a new folder at the same time, the new bookmark has to go in an existing folder.
 

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