• @TheAnonymouseJoker
    -12 years ago

    Lots to cover here, so I will keep this short.

    • What about IdleDetection API?
    • What about Manifest V3 adoption to limit memory for extensions?
    • What about Vivaldi being Blink (Chrome engine) based?
    • What about the 5% closed source code, and the lies regarding security and performance benefits?

    Coming to that Tor being insecure against fingerprinting, this is clearly FUD. The article you linked refers not to fingerprinting aspect, but the zero day or bug issues in Tor ecosystem. Fingerprinting is entirely a different matter. That link you sent refers to a security loophole in Tor culture, whereas fingerprinting issue refers to an anonymity aspect of the traffic you generate.

    Countering surveillance advertising starts not from marketing buzzwords, but from avoiding the rendering engine monopoly. But I guess you are finding different ways to justify using Chrome-based browser since Firefox may not be compatible with the couple websites you like to use.

    This is the reality, but I know you will not like it.

    • @Zerush
      02 years ago

      1 https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-gets-more-private-delivers-an-all-new-capture-pwa-support/

      2 Because of Mv3, already incorporated in v.3 an ad-y trackerblocker of its own, expandable with filters from uBO, AB+ and others

      It also skips other possible limitations in extensions with its own functions.

      3 Blink is the only thing related to Chrome, Vivaldi is very different to all other Chromium browser.

      4 Yes, 5% is proprietary code, but only related to the UI and full auditable, in the same community they even show how the user can modify it for his likes and needs (at own risk). Vivaldi hides nothing.

      Performance currently v.5 is good, better as the other browser I have Otter and Palemoon, even faster than Edge. Security is relative in every browser, Chrome and Edge are not private, but secure, Firefox and Vivaldi are a lot more privat and secure, all they protect against fishing, fraudulent webs and all of them use a sandbox system currently.

      I’ve tested nearly all browsers and Vivaldi is the best and most advanced of all I’ve used, at least for the moment. I don’t know what Google do in the future in the store, but novaday most extensions in the store in Vivaldi are redundant and not really needed. But yes, it’s almost a full online suite and not for someone who needs only a browser to consult the mail or to post in a social network.

      It is made also for this, including a mail client and feed reader, but it also have a notepad with Markdownm which works also as multiclipboardfrom the context menu, inbuild translater not from Google, multilevel tab-stacking, splitscreen, ideal for study and video conferences, clock and pomodore timer, screenshot, web-panel to ad websites in mobile view, History panel with calendar, graphics and stadistics, mouse gesture, fast-keys and key chains, Calendendar, QR code, …etc. Apart an UI fully customizable, even with a panel for insert CSS files, you can put the icons, tabs, adress - and .other bars everywher you want, or hide them.

      There is no other who can do this.

        • @Zerush
          22 years ago

          Yes, it’s a harsh world, since large companies distorted the meaning of OSS, infiltrating this world with their own OSS. There is no longer this trust, when OSS includes APIs and scripts from Google, Facebook, M$, Amazon and dozens more, all using OSS for this. Now they even talk about hoarding with Web 3 decentralized nodes. Facebook has already been present in the .onion for years. It is the war where one can no longer trust his own shadow, the result of a savage capitalism that uses the most abject tricks so that the user is left as a commodity.