Opera “Reinvents the Web” with Unite, Makes Every Computer a Server

by admin June 16, 2009 at 11:02 am

Opera has been buzzing up our inboxes lately with rather vague press releases on how it planned to “reinvent the web.”

Well, we’ve just received concrete confirmation of exactly what that means. Their new product, Opera Unite, “turns any computer into both a client and a server, allowing it to interact with and serve content to other computers directly across the Web, without the need for third-party servers.”

Opera Unite aims to make hosting and sharing data as simple as navigating around the Internet. It purports to give users greater control of their data while still allowing for easy sharing of files and information between all web-enabled devices. The Unite services are based on open web standards to permit developers to design cutting-edge applications with ease. Opera even claims that creating a full-service application will now be as easy as coding a web page.

Unite is now available in the Opera 10 desktop browser from Opera Labs, and services run directly in the browser. Directions for setup are also available at that page.

Read more: readwriteweb.com