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Technical preview of Vivaldi browser had 400K downloads in a week

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The new Vivaldi browser, unveiled a week ago by Opera founder Jon von Tetzchner, is off to a roaring start. Its first technical preview – the thing isn’t even in beta yet – has already had 400,000 downloads. As von Tetzchner said in a Wednesday update to supporters, this is more people than live in his native Iceland. His Vivaldi team is trying to provide a feature-rich power browser for people who don’t like the current trend for pared-back browsers that disappear into the background, a group that these days includes Opera (von Tetzchner quit the company a few years back). He also said in the message that the team will deliver new builds of the browser on a weekly basis.

6 Responses to “Technical preview of Vivaldi browser had 400K downloads in a week”

  1. MobileOne

    Did somebody can explain to me why all my Vivaldi searches and all my Vivaldi faves are now set up on my starting menu (W7) ? I am not really pleased to see my private life outside the browser. Why that ? Thanks.

    • Well, it’s not even a beta yet, so it’s normal ^^
      And I think it’s really cheerful to see all those functionalities that we (or at least I) used to love ! I’m really exited about the next updates !