Opera Unite: Why?

It’s trivial to run a Web server from your desktop. In fact, it’s how the Web started. There’s a reason we don’t do it anymore, though. From power to optimization to availability to scalability to security to connectivity, running a remote Web server in a well-built datacenter is simply more efficient all around.

That’s why I scratch my head at Opera integrating a Web server into their browser with Opera Unite. Sure, people can share files, but don’t we already have enough cloud-based services for that? Don’t enough people already know how to post a picture to Flickr, or a video to YouTube, or a file to Rapidshare?

Peer-to-peer file sharing works best when distributed a la BitTorrent. Centralized peer-to-peer methods like Unite just present too many choke points. Never mind that enterprises would never allow a public Web server running on every single workstation.

I honestly don’t get it. Why would anyone want to use this? Sure, Opera Unite idiotproofs the romantic old desktop-hosted way of the Web and reintroduces it to the masses. The old way, however, is not always the best way.

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5 Comments (with 1 Conversation) on “Opera Unite: Why?”
  1. Why do you even care? says:

    Why do you even fucking care? It’s the most easiest way to have your own web server without dealing with alot of bullshits. if you don’t like it, then don’t use it stop posting negative facts like you know about everything.

  2. Why do you even care? says:

    OH gawd, please remind me to block thbis non sense blog, walang kakwenta kwenta bro! astig.

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