Vivaldi comes to Flathub and can now be installed without difficulty on immutable systems

Vivaldi on Flathub

These days I'm talking to a colleague about the Steam Deck. Among my personal conclusions, there is an idea that is on my mind: if I ever buy another "tower" computer, it will be something like the Valve console. Which is actually a computer. It uses Linux by default, but is powered by a variant of Arch Linux, SteamOS, which is immutable. To install software you trust Flathub, and as a user of Vivaldi The news that took place this week has arrived just in time.

That's what it's like to be involved in a topic, that it seems like you're guessing the future, but in reality the things that have to happen happen where and when they have to happen. And flatpak packages are what developers prefer, far above snap ones. Operating systems like elementary OS use them as the main option, and some immutable They use them as the only option. If a user wants to install something on SteamOS, they usually have to go to the desktop, open Discover and install whatever appears, and now the Vivaldi browser appears.

Vivaldi is now available as a flatpak package

Vivaldi flatpak package is not verified. Not yet. But it's official, since the person who maintains it is a Vivaldi Technologies worker. Right now everything is in the testing phase, but not for the software itself, but rather they want to check if the platform is worth the time and effort to create the package; If it is not downloaded enough, it could disappear.

The version that has reached Flatub is the last, the 6.4 released on October 26. Its developers prefer that Linux users use native packages, such as DEB or RPM, but the truth is that there has always been an installer for Linux with a .sh extension, so this is just another format. I'm not being precise with my words, as overall performance is better if it's not all in one package, hence why they recommend native packages, but for Vivaldi users on the Steam Deck, for example, it's the best way to go. using your favorite browser on your favorite device.

Interested users can install the Vivaldi flatpak package from this link, or from your usual software store if they have support enabled. As a curiosity, the weight that Pamac shows me is exactly the same as the Vivaldi package added to that of vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs.

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