Opera Software Founder & Former CEO, Jon Von Tetzchner, Launches His Own Web Browser!

By | June 2, 2015 | 11 Comments


Opera Software Founder & Former CEO, Jon Von Tetzchner, Launches His Own Web Browser!He’s back! With mouse gestures, tab stacking, 64 bit builds, Linux love and more.

Despite the fact that Jon Von Tetzchner has left Opera Software long time ago (to focus on other things), it looks like his love for web browsers refuses to vanish.

The latest proof comes from a newly released web browser aimed at the power users called Vivaldi and boy does it remind us of the old versions of Opera (minus compatibility issues).

So why exactly was Vivaldi launched in the first place? According to Jon, Opera has changed his direction and is no longer serving its community or users, as a result, the team has decided to launch a new web browser and this is exactly how Vivaldi was born.

Now the next logical question is: why is it special? Well, if we look at the bigger picture (and not current developer builds), it really looks like something that will be made for the power users, I mean, the mail icon alone gives you a small glimpse of what’s coming soon, as well as settings tab (and there are a lot of settings), notes, a speed dial that does not spam you with search boxes that can’t be removed and so on.

Opera Software Founder & Former CEO, Jon Von Tetzchner, Launches His Own Web Browser!

Yes, it does use Chromium for its code base although we question whether or not it is actually based on the current versions of Opera since Vivaldi too (just like Opera) failed to import Opera 12.x passwords during our test, not to mention other familiarities.

If you are interested in giving it a go, check the links below!

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Vivaldi (Technical Preview 3) (32 and 64 bit)


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Katsuki says:

    what is the point. opera is about presto.

    BTW I am waiting for servo.

  2. browserfan says:

    You’re about 4 months late with this post Vygantas, but… better late than never.

  3. Mehran says:

    Good thing we have Firefox to stick to

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