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Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based  browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing bookmarks, a note-taking feature and the ability to organize tabs into stacks.

“We are making a browser for our friends,” von Tetzchner told me earlier this week. “Vivaldi is for all those people who want more from their browsers.”

[pullquote author=”Jon von Tetzchner” align=”right”]We are making a browser for our friends.[/pullquote]

It’s been three-and-a-half years since the outspoken von Tetzchner resigned as Opera’s CEO after co-founding the company back in 1995. He reappeared almost exactly a year ago when he launched Vivaldi — a social network and forum site for exiles from Opera’s now-closed community site. It was always pretty clear that von Tetzchner had larger ambitions…

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