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[5]: wow...
by wumip on Tue 24th Nov 2009 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: wow..."
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Ok, fine. Lets look at the other use cases and see how unique they are:

Yeah, they created some demo applications to start off. Other people have contributed with collaborative drawing boards, backup/synchronization over the net, etc. This is just the beginning. Unite is completely new.

If you can't see how computers being able to communicate instead of just being passive members of the web has huge potential, I guess that's your own problems.

Yeah, they are really pushing the bar.

Again, they are just some demos for some obvious use cases.

You also are agreeing to allow them to reuse, edit, or block access to your content arbitrarily, without warning, and without telling anyone.

Nope. They will require a court order to block your account, and even so, you don't have to use their servers to get a domain name.

And my point is that servers have no impact on anything that be construed as "freedom", and that you have ALWAYS had a choice to run your own server, since servers are just software.

YOU had that choice. 99% of the population never did. They do now.

Again, they are using politically charged words to promote something that is not new, innovative

It is indeed new and innovative, in that anyone can use it, and many of the applications are things you can't do with just Apache anyway.

Edited 2009-11-24 22:24 UTC

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