Vivaldi: The Neverending Story

Latest voice of reason joining the choir is Derek of the DistroTube YT channel:


Recently, Manjaro Cinnamon made the decision to use Vivaldi as their default web browser. There is one big problem with this decision. Vivaldi is NOT free and open source software. Vivaldi is a proprietary web browser. Is it OK for Linux distros to default to proprietary software when there are great free and open source alternatives?

What I find most strange at this combination is that Cinnamon isn’t even one of Manjaro’s Official Editions but a Community Edition. So it’s obviously not monetary reasons driving Roland and Phil, and not the whole group of Manjaro devs is behind this move.

Weird, very weird. 😮

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