Opera Browser Receives Buy Out Offer For $1.2 Billion USD
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 10 February 2016 at 11:19 AM EST. 34 Comments
For those that haven't heard yet, Opera Software ASA has received a buy out offer led by a Chinese tech group for buying the browser maker for $1.2 billion USD.

China's Kunlun Tech and Qihoo 360 are leading the charge to buy out Opera Software for $1.2 billion, which is more than a 50 percent premium over its recent valuation.

Opera's board is recommending that its shareholders of the Norwegian company accept the current offer. It will be interesting to see what the next chapter holds for Opera given that their browser market-share has been dwindling, they abandoned their own rendering engine in favor of WebKit/Blink, etc. Are any of you still using Opera on Linux? Share your thoughts on their current Opera browser for Linux and this likely acquisition by commenting on this article in the forums.
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