Skip to comments.Opera lets browser be used as a server
Posted on 06/17/2009 4:29:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono
A Norwegian firm has created technology that allows a Web browser to also function as a Web server, allowing individuals to share their files or communicate with others directly from their own computers. Opera Software's new technology is available as part of a beta for its browser, Opera 10. The feature, called Opera Unite, enables users to push content and establish communications without the need for third-party companies, such as Facebook, AOL or Flickr.
Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner called it a giant leap in the Internet, dubbing it Web 5.0. "We're enabling every single user, every single computer to be a two-way street on the Internet," he said in a Webcast. "Every device can share information." Opera Unite is available now with six free applications built by Opera. They include applications for photo sharing, media streaming, chatting, file sharing and a bulletin board.
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Now THERE is a great idea
Now thats change I can believe in.
yeah no security concerns there
Ordinarily I would dismiss it as a PR stunt and one of those because-it-can tech demonstrations that doesn’t have a real-world use but given our current socioeconopolitical climate we might just need personal servers to communicate the way dissidents in Iran need Twitter right now.
We have Opera on our Wii.
I would like it if it could support Flash.
I will pass on that idea.
I have a web server for that.
....hmmm, a big red O that doesnt frighten me......very nice.....
What will the RIAA say?
If browsers are downloaded free, how do companies like Opera generate sales?
“I’m still waking up I guess, at first I thought the headline was ‘Oprah lets browser be used as a server’ and I thought ‘omg, is she going to tell us she’s a tech guru next?’
Me too, ha ha. I’ve had coffee, I must need my glasses.
Opera is a nice browser. I use it quite a bit.
I poked around. No https. Your letting Opera know what files you’re making available.
Oh, fer cryin' out loud. Can't people stop with the hyperbole for even a minute? "Web 5.0" my arse -- it's a freakin' browser. Next he'll call it a "Paradigm Shift". Can somebody tell him that P2P is old hat?
> "We're enabling every single user, every single computer to be a two-way street on the Internet," he said in a Webcast. "Every device can share information."
A colossally BAD idea, in the hands of regular users.
There's a reason SERVERS are built and run and administered differently from HOME COMPUTERS.
I got nothing against Opera, but this is not a good development.
Not while I or any SysAdmin I know are on the job. We have enough security issues to deal with already.
Care to share your wisdom?
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