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Opera 24 finally lands on Linux

Opera has unveiled its new (and long-awaited) browser for Linux, according to a company press release on Monday. The new developer version of Opera 24 uses Google’s open source project Chromium as its base.

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Google adding Skype-like abilities to Chrome

Google plans to add real-time communications abilities into the Chrome browser, according to an announcement on Google’s Chromium-dev group. Using its own WebRTC project at its base, the company will attempt to enable real-time communications through Chrome and then, potentially, other browsers like Firefox and Opera.

Google’s Chrome browser hits 10 percent market share

While Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the dominant Web browser, Google’s Chrome has been growing consistently, as is evident from a new report from NetApplications. The report shows that Chrome’s slice of the market more than doubled during the past year, from 4.63 percent in December 2009 to 9.98 percent in December 2010.