Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista
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They say that the web browser will become the central hub for all our media. It’s becoming that way. We use our browser to send messages to other users, chat to our friends via social networking sites, stream video and much more.
Recently, Opera added BitTorrent support to their browser which enables you to download files from the Internet more quickly. Problem is that we also need to share files with other users, including our photos, favourite files, media files and more. Uploading and sharing data is much more difficult that downloading, with a standard web browser.
Opera Unite is a special version of Opera 10 that now enables you to download and install various modules that will enable you to share data with other users. The modules available include a file server (so you can share files, such as documents and other data), a media server (so you can access your music files from another computer), a photo sharing facility and even a module to run your own web server via your browser.
You’ll need an Opera account to make use of these modules and we’re also assuming that there will be other modules added in the future. Remember that you’d need to leave your computer on, running Opera Unite, in order to access your music files using another machine. You can’t share your files if your PC goes to sleep or you shut it off each night.
If you’re a big fan of Opera 10, you’ll like Unity. It’s definitely useful for people who are less sure about how to share files, provide photos to other users and run their own server.