Vivaldi is now available on the Microsoft Store, the official app store for Windows, as well as in a centralized repository that continues to establish itself as the default alternative for app installations on Windows.
As you may already know, Vivaldi is among the popular web browsers that emerged from the Chromium codebase. It stands out as an interesting alternative to Chrome, offering a strong focus on customization and features.
The latest version, Vivaldi 6.0, was released a month ago and introduced several new features. If you haven’t tried it yet, I recommend installing it directly from the Microsoft Store if you’re using Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Why choose the Microsoft Store? Well, while the centralized distribution model has its drawbacks, it also brings significant advantages, including accessibility and security. With the Microsoft Store, it’s much easier to search for and update applications compared to scouring the entire Internet.
By installing Vivaldi from the Microsoft Store, you can enjoy a seamless and convenient experience, knowing that you have a trusted source for obtaining and updating the browser. Give it a try and explore the exciting features Vivaldi has to offer.
Security is a crucial aspect, as all software published in the Microsoft Store undergoes rigorous monitoring by Microsoft, making it harder for malicious applications to slip through. However, some issues may still arise, such as applications with similar names that can be misleading. Nevertheless, Microsoft remains proactive in addressing these concerns and continuously improving their processes.
The Microsoft Store follows the application store model popularized by Apple’s App Store, which, in turn, is based on the centralized repository model introduced by Linux distributions. While it’s important to have the flexibility to explore alternatives outside these norms, the centralized model offers convenience and enhanced security.
So, don’t limit yourself to just Vivaldi; explore the Microsoft Store and discover how many of your favorite apps are available there. Consider making the switch if you haven’t already done so. You might be pleasantly surprised.
By the way, besides Vivaldi, you can find other web browsers in the Microsoft Store, including Firefox, Brave, Opera, and even Microsoft Edge, although it’s already integrated into Windows, almost like it’s part of your soul.