If you were to ask me about a type of software in which options are not lacking, I think one of those I would say is that of web browsers. Many years ago, the most used was Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but this changed a decade ago when Google launched its Chrome. Since then, it is everyone else who has to elbow their way, something that only a few really do. Among them we have some based on Chromium like the Vivaldi 2.6 which has been released a few hours ago.
As we have already mentioned, Vivaldi is based on Chromium, but it reminds us a lot of Opera, basically because it is the new proposal of the ex-CEO Opera Software. Version 2.6 that has arrived today has done so with a new ad blocker considered "dangerous" by the browser, such as phishing, malicious software, and deceptive clicks. The intention is that we navigate safely and comfortably, and not jumping from one website to another without our permission at the same time that we compromise our security.
Vivaldi 2.6 is available in DEB and RPM packages
All this is not possible without lists that collect all kinds of information of this type. Like uBlock and other ad blockers, Vivaldi's has its own blacklists that are updated every so often. The blocker is activated by default, but it can be deactivated from the "Privacy" section of the browser settings. If you are wondering why deactivate a function like this, you will find the answer the day that a web page does not work correctly because the browser mistakenly blocks an important complement for its execution.
Vivaldi 2.6 too improves performance from previous versions, especially if you are one of those users who work with two split-screen browser windows or those who have many tabs open at the same time.
If the browser you are using does not offer everything you need and you are looking for alternatives, you can download Vivaldi from this link. It is available as a DEB and RPM package. Do you think Vivaldi is a real alternative to Chrome or Firefox?