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A web browser is a software application installed in a Computer or Mobile device to facilitate access of information in the World Wide Web. There are tons of free and open source web browsers that can be installed on Linux, macOS, Windows and Mobile devices. One of those browsers is Vivaldi web browser which is created for speed, privacy and secure browsing experience by blocking ads and trackers. In this guide I’ll walk you through the process of installing Vivaldi Web Browser on CentOS 8 | RHEL 8 Workstation.

Some of the key features provided by Vivaldi web browser include but not limited to:

  • Tab Management – Unique features give you full control of how you group and display browser tabs.
  • Customization – You can tweak and tune every part of the browser to create your own unique experience.
  • User Interface – An adaptive interface lets you adjust the position, size, and appearance of the browser’s UI elements.
  • Navigation – Get to where you’re going faster with fully configurable Search options, custom shortcuts and a Bookmark manager fit for power users.
  • Mouse & Keyboard – You have the choice to use custom Keyboard Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures or the command line control of Quick Commands.
  • Privacy & Security – Vivaldi is built with privacy as a priority and gives you full control of settings critical to keeping your data safe.
  • Tools – An arsenal of built-in tools like Notes, Image Properties and more give you advanced functionality without sacrificing performance.
  • And many more cool features

Install Vivaldi Web Browser on CentOS 8 | RHEL 8

Vivaldi development team provides a YUM repository for pulling the packages on RHEL based systems such as CentOS, Fedora and Oracle Linux. This repository can easily be added to the system using dnf command line tool.

sudo dnf install -y dnf-utils
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/vivaldi-fedora.repo

A new repository file will be created when command is executed.

$ cat  /etc/yum.repos.d/vivaldi-fedora.repo 
[vivaldi]
name=vivaldi
enabled=1
baseurl=https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/rpm/$basearch
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub

With the repository configured correctly proceed with the installation of Vivaldi web browser on CentOS 8 Desktop machine.

sudo dnf install vivaldi-stable

Dependencies are installed automatically by the installer.

Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:45 ago on Mon 20 Jul 2020 12:11:05 AM EAT.
Dependencies resolved.
=====================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                                 Architecture                            Version                                            Repository                                  Size
=====================================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 vivaldi-stable                                          x86_64                                  3.1.1929.45-1                                      vivaldi                                     68 M
Installing dependencies:
 libXScrnSaver                                           x86_64                                  1.2.3-1.el8                                        AppStream                                   31 k
 libappindicator-gtk3                                    x86_64                                  12.10.0-19.el8                                     AppStream                                   43 k
 libdbusmenu                                             x86_64                                  16.04.0-12.el8                                     AppStream                                  140 k
 libdbusmenu-gtk3                                        x86_64                                  16.04.0-12.el8                                     AppStream                                   41 k
 liberation-fonts                                        noarch                                  1:2.00.3-7.el8                                     BaseOS                                      20 k
 liberation-serif-fonts                                  noarch                                  1:2.00.3-7.el8                                     BaseOS                                     609 k
 libindicator-gtk3                                       x86_64                                  12.10.1-14.el8                                     AppStream                                   70 k
 mesa-vulkan-drivers                                     x86_64                                  19.3.4-2.el8                                       AppStream                                  3.5 M
 vulkan-loader                                           x86_64                                  1.2.131.1-1.el8                                    AppStream                                  114 k

Transaction Summary
=====================================================================================================================================================================================================
Install  10 Packages

Total download size: 72 M
Installed size: 251 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

You’ll also be asked to import GPG key for package signing during installation.

Importing GPG key 0x4A3AA3D6:
 Userid     : "Vivaldi Package Composer KEY05 <[email protected]>"
 Fingerprint: B44B 85E3 E1A6 386B FC79 D411 9658 E804 4A3A A3D6
 From       : https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Launch Vivaldi on CentOS 8 | RHEL 8 Desktop

Use the command line interface or Desktop environment search to start Vivaldi web browser on CentOS 8.

$ vivaldi

From Gnome menu.

Follow the Welcome page basic settings to complete installation and configuration of Vivaldi browser on CentOS 8 Linux system.

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