Enterprise Applications: Labs Gallery: Opera Unite Offers Intriguing Possibilities

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-06-23 Print this article Print
Labs Gallery: Opera Unite Offers Intriguing Possibilities

Labs Gallery: Opera Unite Offers Intriguing Possibilities

by Jim Rapoza
Announced as a major new way for people to use the Web, the Opera Unite alpha that is now part of the Opera 10 beta is essentially an embedded Web server within the browser. As such, it offers some intriguing possibilities for sharing content, services and applications directly between systems, as opposed to having to use cloud-based services. But the Unite alpha comes with many questions and potential problems, not the least of which is the security risk of installing a Web server on user PCs. Here's a look at some of the features and capabilities in Opera Unite.
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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