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.
@yanta Well... there is also Seamonkey along with Firefox that remain the exception. I don't honestly hold out much hope for Mozilla ever regaining much user base. Personally, I think Microsoft made a smart move.