Opera Software’s announcement that it’s going to bundle Unite, an easy-to-use Web server with content-sharing applets, with the Opera 10 Web browser sounds great — at first. Upon closer inspection, though, there could be some real security headaches.
For now, Unite, which is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, is alpha software. That means it breaks. A lot. (I experienced a number of disconnects and freezes.) Still, I was able to get it to work on systems running Windows XP and SimplyMepis 8.0, a Debian Linux distribution.