Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Opera Unites us

Just wanted to spread the word that Opera has released a new feature for the upcoming version of Opera 10 (which you get the early builds of) called Unite.

As I understand it, Unite is a web server that installs as a part of Opera.  It then allows you to quickly and easily share content from your PC via the Internet—the idea being that the typical web user shouldn’t have to rely on web hosting, or services like Facebook, to share content.  Anyone can write code to allow you to share your content however you like.

I haven’t explored how it works at all yet—in fact I’ve only just turned it on.  But it makes a lot of sense.  Always-on internet connections, like ADSL, is the norm.  And only P2P software has made good use of that fact.  As internet access gets faster it only makes sense that we all start using our PCs to serve content instead of commercial web hosts.

I look forward to seeing where Unite leads.

On a side note, how did I miss this great Opera April fools joke - Opera Face Gestures.

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