by November 2, 2010 0 comments

Opera Unite is a set of applications that can be installed on top of the Opera browser 10.10 (or above). These applications let you share content with your peers right from your desktop. You can access your music library from anywhere, share files with others, stream audio/video from your browser, share photos with friends around the world, host your own website right from your web browser, and have one-to-one chat sessions with your friends. You can allow your friends to upload files to your computer remotely, and you can even configure your system as a web-proxy.

This is just a small sample of what you can do. There’s a whole range of other applications that can be installed on the Opera web browser to enhance its functionality and make you better connected with your friends and colleagues. It’s like building your own private social network, without leaving the comfort of your PC.

In this article, we’ll show you how to use your PC as a file server among your peers. Traditionally, sharing heavy files (say 25 MB+) over the web was resolved by the concept of uploading the files on a third-party server. The link generated could be used by the end-user to download the files. The limitations were not only on security issues of giving away your contents to a third party but also the limited time for which these files could be accessed by the person uploading and the one downloading. In case of Opera Unite, you actually assign a folder that will contain data to be shared. Here’s how.

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