What is OperaUnite:With Opera 10,a new technology called Opera Unite, radically extending what you are able to do online. Opera Unite harnesses the power of today’s fast connections and hardware, allowing all of us to help define the future landscape of the Web, one computer at a time. Read more.For FAQ
OperaUnite allows you to easily share your data: photos, music, notes and other files. You can even run chat rooms and host entire Web sites with Opera Unite. It puts the power of a Web server in your browser, giving you greater privacy and flexibility than other online services.
What if you use Opera at home, and a different Web browser at work? Opera Unite services can be accessed from any modern browser, including mobile browsers! At home, just select what you want to share, and you can view it later using your work Web browser without any problems.
A simple and safe way to share files directly from your computer through OperaUnite.The Opera Unite File Sharing service is simply the easiest way to share files from your computer. There is no need to worry about attaching loads of files to e-mails, or about single files being too large to send by e-mail. You don’t have to sign up for third-party file sending applications, or set up an FTP service. All you need to do is send your friends the unique URL and they can instantly see your files.
First of all you need to register yourself at "My Opera".Then you’ve always to logon at "My Opera" first before you enable the Unite File Sharing service.You’ll get an URL to the right with a password included .This URL you can email to any recipient so that they can access your share folders.
To find out if the service is working you can check it out with another browser Internet Explorer – on the same computer , you need a couple of trials to connect to the folders you share ,after the connection it works as smooth as the snooker table.It seems Work fine on Ubuntu 9.04.
To improve speed it could create a thumbnail file on the users machine,rather than generating it every time a directory is examined.Downloading of a shared folder through .zip or similar can be a additional feature though.