Vivaldi Technical Preview 2 running on Lubuntu
Developer(s) Vivaldi Technologies
Preview release / March 5, 2015; Script error: No such module "TimeAgo". (2015-03-05)[1]
Development status Active
Operating system Windows, Linux, OS X
Available in 30 languages
Type Web browser
License Freeware

Vivaldi is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by former co-founder and CEO of Opera, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner.[2] The browser is aimed at hardcore technologists, heavy internet users, and previous Opera browser users disgruntled by Opera's transition from the Presto engine to Blink, which removed many popular features.[2][3] Vivaldi aims to revive the old features of Opera 12 and introduce new, more innovate ones.[4] The browser has gained popularity since the launch of its first technical preview on January 27, 2015.[5]


Vivaldi began as a virtual community website that replaced My Opera, which was shut down by Opera in March, 2014.[6] Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner was angered by this decision because he believed that this community helped make the Opera browser what it was. Tetzchner then launched the Vivaldi Community to make up for My Opera's closure. It is a virtual community focused on providing registered users with a discussion forum, blogging service, and numerous other useful web services. On January 27, 2015, Vivaldi Technologies launched the first technical preview of the Vivaldi web browser.[7][8] The second technical preview followed on March 5, 2015.[1]


Vivaldi has a minimalistic interface that uses basic icons and fonts. The browser's color scheme is based on the background and the elements of the web page being visited.[9] It uses web technologies including HTML5, Node.js, React.js, and the Blink layout engine.[10]

See also

  • List of web browsers
  • Timeline of web browsers
  • Web browser history


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tomita, Tatsuki (March 5, 2015). Technical Preview 2 is here!. Vivaldi Technologies.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shankland, Stephen (January 27, 2015). Ex-Opera CEO composes Vivaldi, a new Web browser. CNET. CBS Interactive.
  3. Minic, Ivan (February 10, 2015). Jon S. von Tetzchner: We will (re)create a browser you love.. Medium.
  4. Gilbertson, Scott (March 6, 2015). Hands-on with Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users. Ars Technica. Condé Nast.
  5. Dagenborg, Joachim (February 6, 2015). Vivaldi browser hits 500,000 downloads in first 10 days. Reuters.
  6. Shankland, Stephen (January 23, 2014). Ex-CEO picks up where Opera left off, launching Vivaldi site. CNET. CBS Interactive.
  7. The Vivaldi Community is driving the Vivaldi browser development. Twitter (January 29, 2015).
  8. Vivaldi Feedback. Vivaldi Technologies (January 27, 2015).
  9. Lardinois, Frederic (March 8, 2015). Vivaldi Is Quickly Becoming The Alternative Browser To Beat. TechCrunch.
  10. Williams, Owen (January 27, 2015). Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of Opera. The Next Web.

External links

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  • Vivaldi Community – not accessible from the official website

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