Opera 10.10 launches with Unite sharing technology

By on November 23, 2009, 10:43 AM
It has been quite some time since Opera promised to "reinvent the web" with Unite, but the feature has finally been rolled into the latest version of its free browser. For those who missed the announcement back in June, Unite basically turns any computer into both a client and a server, allowing things like file transfer, media streaming and photo sharing without having to resort to third party websites or applications.

More than 30 different applications for Unite are already available here and Opera is getting the community involved by running a competition where developers can win prices for creating the best ones. For users worried about security, Opera said that Unite runs in a "secured sandbox", which allows them to control access to just the files or folders on their computer that they want to share with others.

Opera 10.10 features Opera Turbo as well, a server-side optimization and compression technology that provides improvements in browsing speeds by compressing network traffic, and Opera Link to synchronize your Speed Dial, bookmarks, notes and other useful data. Those who have already been working with beta versions of the release will not find many changes to previous builds in this final version, but they are still encouraged to download it here to get the latest bug fixes and security updates.

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jtickner1 jtickner1, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Yay, go Opera.

Had a play around with the music sharing aspect of Unite today with a friend, seems pretty cool. Nothing I'd use often but it's there if I ever need it.

I meant to see if I could stream my media on my PS3 using Unite but I forgot and I'm going to bed now

Drasius said:

Opera is one of the best browsers. There is allot add-ons for it. And with Opera Unit service you will be able share your photo, files, stream your music anywhere. Chat with your friends in any device that support any browser. Ant you can win things by creating add-ons for Opera Unit.

I love Opera. :D

lupinnktp said:

this Unite feature might juz be the pull factor over Firefox for some users like me Opera is sleek and all, but there is little to hate about Firefox. and the inertia is always there for users.

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