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[7]: wow...
by wumip on Wed 25th Nov 2009 07:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: wow..."
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collaborative drawing boards:
backup/synchronization over the net:

Yeah, relying on someone else again. Unite lets you do all this without having to go through someone else's servers. Also, Unite makes these possible in one place, while you have to use several different sites.

This is what I am saying, if you want this stuff, it is there.

Except run by someone else, not as easy to set up, etc.

There has been no such thing as a "passive web" for at LEAST a decade. Maybe thats the problem, have you ever heard of things like facebook, flickr, myspace, twitter, youtube? What problem does unite solve that has not already been solved for years in dozens of different ways?

That your computer can accept incoming requests from browsers. For example, the Opera guys remote controlled an RC car using Unite. You can do that with anything. Any device would be able to accept commands from a simple browser.

This is what I was referring to, it is from their EULA

Yes, exactly like your ISP's EULA tells you not to break the law. Your point being?

Its sort of like Opera saying "For years, PCs have been browsing the internet using web browsers. This is a privilege denied to servers. WELL NOT ANYMORE. Now you can install browsers on Servers too! Welcome to freedom." It is just as silly.

No it isn't because Unite opens completely new possibilities.

Who can't use dropbox? Or flickr? Or facebook?

You are looking at limited use cases again. Unite is so much more than just file sharing.

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