6FEATURESYOU DON’TWANT TOMIS­SOUT ONINVIVALDI

The new browser in town for power users.

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by These days, you'd be hard-pressed to find some­one who isn't us­ing Google Chrome, Fire­fox or Sa­fari. Sure, maybe some of you are on Mi­crosoft Edge, while a hand­ful of power users still pre­fer Opera, but that about sums up the browser mar­ket. And then there's Vivaldi, a plucky new browser that is dar­ing to chal­lenge Chrome's dom­i­nance. The browser has ac­tu­ally been around for over a year in var­i­ous alpha and beta stages, but it only re­cently hit version 1.0, its first sta­ble re­lease. The de­vel­op­ers be­hind Vivaldi is ac­tu­ally founded by the former CEO of Opera Soft­ware, and the browser it­self is meant to bring back many of the old Opera fea­tures that was scrapped when Opera tran­si­tioned from its in-house Presto en­gine to its cur­rent Chromium-based Blink en­gine.

While Vivaldi is also de­vel­oped with the Blink en­gine, this young up­start is crammed with fea­tures for the serious web user. This isn't a sim­pli­fied browser de­signed to ap­peal to ev­ery­one. In­stead, with fea­tures like splitscreen brows­ing, tab stack­ing, and sup­port for mouse ges­tures, Vivaldi may just be the next go-to browser for power users.

Maybe – just maybe – the browser wars aren't set­tled af­ter all.

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