vivaldi browser on mac os x el capitan

April 9, 2016

Vivaldi 1.0 on OS X El Capitan 10.11.4

I am always on the lookout for the “perfect” browser, or very close to it. Last night I installed Vivaldi 1.0 on my MBP and I’ve been living in it every since. Before Vivaldi I lived in Google Chrome. But after these last 12 hours or so, I’m about ready to cut the cord to Chrome. The biggest feature worth mentioning is is Vivaldi’s very decent memory footprint compared to Chrome. Vivaldi, in particular, will not chew up swap space if Vivaldi is open on my desktop, with lots of open tabs, and I close the lid and put the MBP to sleep.

I still have a lot to learn about this browser, and I doubt I’ll remove Chrome from my MBP, but for now I can say I like it quite a bit. I’ve been a big fan of Vivaldi every since I started running the engineering releases on my Win 8, and later Win 10, notebook. Vivaldi is a now a very comfortable browser for me to use.