Another small issue for Firefox: Vivaldi is now the default browser in the Manjaro Cinnamon community edition

Vivaldi in Manjaro Cinnamon

Last april we wrote an article talking about everything you can do Vivaldi for the most demanding users. I started using it because I needed things that Firefox didn't offer me, and I ended up using it by default on any computer / operating system where it is available. Today, the CEO of Vivaldi Techonologies has published a news about someone who has done the same as me, but is not a person.

Manjaro is a distribution based on Arch Linux with the philosophy or objective of making things easier for the average end user that also adds its own improvements, such as the store or the Pamac software manager. The project releases three official versions, the Xfce which is the main flavor, the KDE and the GNOME. Besides, the community launches othersAs the i3, the MATE or the Budgie, but the one that has been on everyone's lips for today is the "cinnamon" edition.

Manjaro Cinnamon replaces Firefox with Vivaldi by default

Yesterday, Vivaldi was posting on social media that they would soon announce something important. The bad thing for a user like me, who uses Manjaro KDE or i3, is that it is nothing from the browser itself, but now it will be the one that Manjaro is installed by default Cinnamon. Vivaldi has been working with the maintainers of this edition so that everything fits perfectly, and for this they have created, among other things, a theme called Manjaro-Cinnamon that I imagine will be exclusive for this union between system and web browser.

The rest of the article published by Jon von Tetzchner focuses on your browser, on everything that makes it exclusive, emphasizing that it is highly customizable and respects privacy, although Firefox also stands out in the latter. And, as in most Linux distributions, Mozilla's browser was installed by default in Manjaro Cinnamon, and this is very bad news for them since, although I would not bet on it, the possibility that be the first change of many.

And we cannot fail to mention Firefox in this news, because they have lost and they keep losing users with each passing day. Either they focus on improving their browser a lot or we'll see what happens with it. The truth is that some, perhaps many, of the users of Manjaro Cinnamon will switch to Vivaldi, which as a user of the browser of the ex-CEO of Opera I would not be surprised.

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  1.   Daniel said

    It will always be horrible news that they substitute free software for proprietary software.

  2.   nonnamed said

    Nowhere in the news is it mentioned but you could make it very clear: "Manjaro replaces its default open source browser with a proprietary one."

    That is the real news.

  3.   richo said

    I love vivaldi, but I use it as my second browser, not the main one