I'm afraid Opera could lose market shares to Microsoft if MS should succeed in developing a browser with a nice UI and some useful additional features.
Regarding chromium dominance: Browser market share reports can be viewed here:
If I read the numbers correctly (various filter settings can influence the result), in 2018 Chrome's market share was over 60 percent, whereas apart from Firefox and Internet Explorer the other competitors ranked in the lower single-digit percentage range (and some of these competitors, like Opera, are also chromium-based):
This quasi-monoculture might threaten security and diversity.
@aimzz I dont really use any adblockers I just use the program called Hostsman along with the msvp hosts file. never had a problem it blocks 99% of malware sites and ads and other crap.
I have operas adblocker on too cos why not.
Opera is based on Chromium, like Chrome also is, but it's not just a Chromium skin.
There aren't current numbers about Opera's user base but it used to be in the order of tens, maybe hundreds of millions of users. Also, Opera is a 20+ years old browser and it doesn't seem that it will end soon.
@joshl said in What is your Weather? :
... You're sure you're on Earth?:)
I've often wondered about that, here in the windy flatlands of the Midwest. Now we're suddenly in the midst of a typical January - finally. After 4 solid weeks of 5-10° C above-normal weather, winter blew in during that one night. Now it's 15cm of snow and 1° C - at least the wind has finally died down. For the time being...
@blackbird71 said in Why Use Opera?:
It's design mantra was...
And it's free!
Well, I use Opera 36 for some casual browsing, too. Because it's neat and very comfortable to scroll and handle.
But not only that casual, some tasks of business because it feels secure. TS360 integrated.