Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

Microsoft switches to Chromium

  • What at first was just a rumour has now been officially confirmed:

    Microsoft's next Internet browser will be based on Chromium.

    So it seems that even companies with the financial strength of Microsoft have to capitulate to the chromium dominance. Only Firefox remains the exception and I wonder how they do that...

  • @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.

  • @coffeelover

    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.