Vivaldi is a browser that can run on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. On this article we are going to look at how you can easily install Vivaldi Browser on Pop!_OS. Vivaldi is known to be fast, secure, easily customizable and consumes less disk space. Which is very important as it does not make your browsing experience slow. Aside from the other browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, this browser works best on most Operating Systems.

Features of Vivaldi Browser

Vivaldi comes with some of the features below;

  • You get to view multiple pages at a go
  • You get to work with numerous tabs
  • Has a feature that lets you pause the internet so that you can take a break
  • Keeps trackers away
  • Has floating Windows for watching video
  • You can change from one theme to another
  • This browser is easily customizable

Install Vivaldi Browser on Pop!_OS

Check the following steps for a full guide on how to install Vivaldi Web Browser on Pop!_OS. Lets install using the apt repository way;

  • Step 1. Update your System

Use this command;

sudo apt update

If you try to update your system and get an error, such as the one below, or even related to this, Err:17 groovy Release
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
, use the steps on the article how to disable ppa on Pop!_OS.

  • Step 2. Use wget command to download browser packages to Pop!_OS system

First you need to install wget if you do not have it. To do so use;

sudo apt -y install wget gnupg2

Once you install wget, use it to download the Vivaldi browser packages;

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -

The output;

[email protected]:~$ wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -
Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead (see apt-key(8)).
  • Step 3. Add Vivaldi repository to Pop!_OS

To do this, use this command;

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb stable main' 

This is the output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb stable main' 
Repository: 'deb stable main'
Archive for codename: stable components: main
More info:
Adding repository.
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel.
Found existing deb entry in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive_uri-https_repo_vivaldi_com_archive_deb_-groovy.list
Adding deb entry to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive_uri-https_repo_vivaldi_com_archive_deb_-groovy.list
Found existing deb-src entry in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive_uri-https_repo_vivaldi_com_archive_deb_-groovy.list
Adding disabled deb-src entry to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive_uri-https_repo_vivaldi_com_archive_deb_-groovy.list
Hit:1 groovy InRelease
Hit:2 groovy InRelease                     
Hit:3 stable InRelease                        
Hit:4 stable InRelease          
Hit:5 groovy-security InRelease            
Hit:6 stable InRelease                   
Hit:7 groovy InRelease              
Hit:8 stable InRelease                              
Hit:9 focal InRelease         
Ign:10 stable InRelease                   
Hit:11 groovy-updates InRelease            
Hit:12 stable Release                     
Hit:13 groovy InRelease           
Hit:14 groovy InRelease                      
Hit:15 groovy-backports InRelease          
Hit:16 stable InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
  • Step 4. Update the System

Use the command below;

sudo apt update
  • Step 5. Install Vivaldi Browser on Pop!_OS

To install the browser, use;

sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

The output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install vivaldi-stable
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 20 not upgraded.
Need to get 82.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 282 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 stable/main amd64 vivaldi-stable amd64 3.8.2259.42-1 [82.5 MB]
Fetched 82.5 MB in 1min 19s (1,044 kB/s)                                       
Selecting previously unselected package vivaldi-stable.
(Reading database ... 415723 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../vivaldi-stable_3.8.2259.42-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking vivaldi-stable (3.8.2259.42-1) ...
Setting up vivaldi-stable (3.8.2259.42-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable to provide /usr/bin/vivaldi (
vivaldi) in auto mode
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+18.04.20180207.2-0ubuntu2) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu4) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47ubuntu4) ...
  • Step 6. Check if Vivaldi was successfully installed

To check if you managed to install Vivaldi Browser on Pop!_OS successfully, use the command below;

apt policy vivaldi-stable

Below is the output;

  • Step 7. Launch Vivaldi

On the command line, type the following command to launch the Vivaldi browser;


Wrap Up

Once the browser has been successfully installed, you get to experience all the goodness that Vivaldi has to offer on your system. Please explore and share your experiences on the comments section.

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