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Install Vivaldi web browser on Debian 11

Hello, friends. In this post, we will show you how to install Vivaldi on Debian 11 This web browser is getting a lot of buzz in Linux because of its link with Manjaro.

What is Vivaldi?

When we talk about Vivaldi in Linux we don’t mean the great music composer but a modern and efficient web browser that was born some time ago.

Vivaldi is one of the best web browsers in the world. With the permission of Firefox and Google Chrome, Vivaldi has many modern features that make it interesting.

One of them is that it allows you to group tabs, it doesn’t track you by default, it includes an ad-blocker and it even integrates an email client.

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On top of that, it includes everything you would expect in a modern browser: data synchronization, GUI customization, support for Chrome plugins, so the options are many.

So Vivaldi is an excellent browser for everyday use and this is what the Manjaro Cinnamon developers thought because they decided to replace Firefox with Vivaldi. This is one of the most important pieces of news of the last days in Linux, but it gives us an idea that the browser is very good and efficient.

Install Vivaldi on Debian 11

One of the few bad things about Vivaldi is that it is not open source. Besides that, it is not included in the official Debian 11 repositories, but its installation is not complex thanks to the DEB package provided by the developers.

To do so, go to the Vivaldi website and download the DEB package for Linux.

After downloading the package, you can install it by double-clicking on it or running it in the terminal.

cd Downloads
sudo apt install ./vivaldi*.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'vivaldi-stable' instead of './vivaldi-stable_4.1.2369.21-1_amd64.deb'
The following additional packages will be installed:
  fonts-liberation libu2f-udev
Recommended packages:
  adobe-flashplugin
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  fonts-liberation libu2f-udev vivaldi-stable
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
Need to get 834 kB/86.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 295 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

So when the process is finished, you can run it from the main menu.

Uninstalling Vivaldi web browser on Debian 11

In case you want to uninstall Vivaldi from the system, you only have to run the following command

sudo apt remove vivaldi

This will permanently remove the package.

Conclusion

With Vivaldi, we will be able to have everything we want a modern web browser to be. And with the certainty of being secure and private, it adds an extra. It’s not perfect, we miss the fact that it’s not open source, but it’s still a worthwhile application.

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