Even though Vivaldi Browser is not entirely an open-source browser, it offers proper Linux support by offering both DEB and RPM packages to install it.

It may not be the most popular choice but it is still an impressive browser that lets you enhance your productivity by easily managing the tabs and windows that you’ve launched. Not just limited to that, it also keeps an eye on its performance efficiency so that it presents a better experience overall when compared to Google Chrome.

Now, as per a recent press release, it looks like Vivaldi has made some significant performance improvements. And, surprisingly, they claim that their test results were based on a system running Ubuntu 18.04 with 2 GHz Intel Core i3 CPU and 4 GB RAM as the hardware configuration.

Vivaldi Browser 3.7: What’s New?

Vivaldi Browser has always focused on performance efficiency for a blazing fast user experience. With the latest update, here’s what you need to know about:

  • 2x fast to open a new tab
  • 26% faster to launch a new window
  • Support for Apple M1 Processors
  • More options to manage tabs and shortcuts for quick actions

Of course, this may not look like a huge changelog, but if it’s practically what they claim it to be, that’s an impressive performance boost.

Considering their test system didn’t boast particularly a modern hardware specification, it’s good news for Linux users with fairly older systems.

Not just having lightweight distributions installed, but also trying out a browser that makes efficient use of system resources will help you increase the lifespan of your computer.

If you were already a power user utilizing the Vivaldi browser with many active tabs and several windows, you might notice the difference in speed. Personally, I don’t use Vivaldi as my primary browser, so I can’t seem to add my perspective here.

But, it’s definitely a fast and useful browser that is available for Linux. So, I think you should definitely give it a try to see if it makes a difference for your use case!

What do you think about the performance improvements with Vivaldi 3.7? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.


Ankush Das

A passionate technophile who also happens to be a Computer Science graduate. You will usually see cats dancing to the beautiful tunes sung by him.