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A few notes about Opera and Vivaldi

These are a few notes about Opera and Vivaldi web browser’s when compared to Firefox, after using both for a week.

The good

  • sleek interface (both but I became more fond of Opera in this regard)
  • functionality (both)
  • some sort of adblocker included (both)
  • integrated VPN in Opera (although I have mixed feelings about this, since it’s proprietary as far as I can tell)

The bad

  • resource usage bigger than Firefox in my system (both)
  • slower than Firefox, using default configs (both)
  • proprietary (both)

The following specs were used when testing both browsers:

System:    Kernel: 5.2.9-lqx1-1-lqx x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1git-23545d Distro: Manjaro Linux 

Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80XV v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15AST

           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700WIN

CPU:       Dual Core: AMD A9-9420 RADEON R5 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G

Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] driver: amdgpu v: kernel 

           Device-2: AMD Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 / M440/M445] driver: amdgpu v: kernel 

           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 

           OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.32.0 5.2.9-lqx1-1-lqx LLVM 8.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.1.4

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