Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Nov 2009 00:02 UTC
Opera Software The Opera team has released version 10.10 of their feature-rich browser. This is the first Opera release to come with Opera Unite, which combines the web browser with a web server, so that users can share data directly between one another, without the need for a third party.
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RE[3]: wow...
by wumip on Tue 24th Nov 2009 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: wow..."
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<blockquote>Servers are not super computers that control our lives.</blockquote>
No one claimed that either. What the video says is that we have come to rely on other people's servers to do stuff. But now there's an alternative.

<blockquote>There is nothing unique about unite, peer to peer networks with limited decentralization have been around and quite popular for almost a decade.</blockquote>
You are extremely narrow-minded. File sharing is just a tiny and limited use case for Unite. It's just something people easily understand.

<blockquote>In fact, you have significantly MORE freedom with something like GNUtella, since you don't have to agree to a fairly restrictive agreement, and you aren't going through a single companies proxy server to do it.</blockquote>
The proxy is just a fallback if a direct connection isn't possible.

<blockquote>Calling a computer not having installed some sort of server software oppressed trivializes the whole idea of what freedom actually is.</blockquote>
Opera never called anyone oppressed. In fact, Opera itself runs several types of servers. The point of the video was that you now have a choice.

<blockquote>The premise of the campaign is moronic.</blockquote>
No, it's just you who doesn't get it. So I wonder who the moron is...

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