Mozilla Firefox has been the default browser of choice of Manjaro Cinnamon for years, but that’s about to change as the same will be replaced by Vivaldi in the upcoming update.
For starters, Vivaldi was founded by Jon Von Tetzchner, who also co-founded Opera. We recently interviewed him and asked him about how Vivaldi has taken shape since its launch in 2016. Check out the interview by clicking here.
On the inclusion of Vivaldi, Co-CEO of Manjaro, Bernhard Landauer, says, “In our repos, Manjaro always provides the latest version of Vivaldi, and thanks to direct developer contact, we are now also able to include matching default themes for our editions.”
Bear in mind that Vivaldi will be the default browser only in Manjaro’s community-developed Cinnamon variant. Adding to the above statement, Bernhard also said, “To give Vivaldi more of the attention it deserves, I decided to include it as the default browser in the Cinnamon Community Edition.”
Vivaldi is one of the most customizable browsers out there, and it’s good to see a popular Linux distribution like Manjaro giving it a try. And, of course, the browser is also available in the official Manjaro repositories. Hence, you can download it on your favorite Manjaro flavor.
Which web browser do you use and why? Do you like Manjaro’s decision to include a closed-source Vivaldi, and do you trust the same? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.