Opera Unite: web server built in ?

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There seems to be a lot of talk about “Opera Unite” launch and everyone is so pumped up about the new feature, “webserver built into the web browser”.

This is just like twitter. I think it might be a great idea for a few, but for the masses it might turn out to be just over-boated hype. Most of us who have used a recent OS have sharing features and we have been always on the look out for better firewalls to block it. Now here comes a browser which wants to do the same thing, and for some reason doesn’t expect firewalls to impact it?

Have all the security concerns gone away all of a sudden ? While the world is switching to a lighter OS and browser, Opera is trying to build a kitchen sink.

That being said, I think its a bold step on Opera’s part, and I have to give credit for its “unique” idea, regardless of how useful I think its going to be.