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twocows
June 18th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Opera 10 will include a functionality known as "Opera Unite (http://unite.opera.com/)." This will allow you to easily host websites from your computer (http://unite.opera.com/service/192/) (can be accessed through any browser), file share through the browser (http://unite.opera.com/service/132/) with friends (also share pictures without uploading (http://unite.opera.com/service/172/), apparently; not sure how they're going to manage that one), and a number of other admittedly (http://unite.opera.com/service/162/) cool (http://unite.opera.com/service/182/) features.

There's enough new and useful stuff here that I may very well switch over to the new Opera once it's released. A lot of this stuff I already do through convoluted or expensive means, and this will make things much easier.

Please refrain from discussing Opera's EU lawsuit in this thread (discuss that here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=182188)).

HarrisonH
June 18th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Sounds just like the extensions capability of other browsers, but on crack and not only clientside. Sounds pretty cool.

Too bad I'll never use Opera because of (what I feel to be) a huge, ugly UI.

Mitchman
June 18th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Now if Firefox did this I would be all over it. But meh I never got into Opera and I don't exactly see the safety of hosting a site on your PC. Thats like saying welcome hackers.

twocows
June 18th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Now if Firefox did this I would be all over it. But meh I never got into Opera and I don't exactly see the safety of hosting a site on your PC. Thats like saying welcome hackers.
If you're going to run a large-scale website with lots of visitors, sure. But just as something your family and friends can go to for a quick look, I think it's great.

Cherrim
June 18th, 2009, 12:21 PM
...aren't most ISPs very against hosting sites on your own computer? Even for just a small one, making it easier to violate the terms doesn't seem like a good idea to me, unless I missed something. o_O;

A lot of the other stuff just seems kind of... ehh, I don't know. Seems like it's trying to be a social networking browser of sorts but none of it is something I want in a browser. :s I use MSN for chatting, a media player for media... it just seems Opera's trying to do a lot for no reason. I'll download it as always but I doubt I'll use it. I love Opera but it works better as a "main" browser and that spot's already filled by Firefox for me. D:

Cassino
June 19th, 2009, 08:59 AM
This is why I'm keeping Opera 9, funnily enough. None of the new features interest me.

Benadryl
June 19th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Hmmm, these new features are admittedly cool, but I don't know when I'll get around to downloading Unite. I guess whenever I finally get around to removing Firefox and Maxthon I'll update Opera, too, so I can restart all at once.