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Comment Re:I feel vindicated to some extent (Score 1) 227

The documentation is not misleading at all. Maybe if you only read one single paragraph and ignore the rest you will get the wrong idea, but the fact is that most people seem to get it.

And you are saying that TFA is like comparing Access to Oracle, but why are you assuming that everyone knows everything you do about this? A comparison like this between Access and Oracle would not imply that they are equal at all. In fact, the test results speak for themselves.

Comment Re:I feel vindicated to some extent (Score 1) 227

I'm sure you would like to go on and on about this, but you didn't actually address my comment. Did you understand what I wrote about Chris Messina's misguided blog post?

FWIW I completely agree that Unite and servers like Apache are completely different beasts. But that doesn't mean that it isn't interesting to see comparisons and benchmarks. And nothing beats Unite's ease of use for most people. You won't be hosting the next Facebook, but you will have control over your own data. Several people I know have converted to Opera already based on this first preview of Unite. They love it. It's more to do with the ease of use than that they don't want other people to host their files for the most part, though.

Comment Re:I feel vindicated to some extent (Score 1) 227

As I said in another post:

I'm surprised to see that people are still linking to this. It's basically full of errors, and was written in rage over all the hype Unite was getting. He was angry about how people just repeated Opera's claims blindly. Kind of like you are blindly referring to his blog post even though it turns out that the post is too inaccurate to really be used for anything.

You really should read some of the comments on the page you are linking to, in order to see people correcting all the misconceptions. For example the misconception that everything goes through a proxy, as you claim it does. Furthermore Chris's comments where fun until Haavard took him down a notch on his own blog, resulting in Chris himself posting on Haavard's blog with a massively different tone.

Comment Re:Disturbing trend (Score 4, Informative) 227

A more thoughtful take on the subject can be found here:

I'm surprised to see that people are still linking to this. It's basically full of errors, and was written in rage over all the hype Unite was getting. He was angry about how people just repeated Opera's claims blindly. Kind of like you are blindly referring to his blog post even though it turns out that the post is too inaccurate to really be used for anything.

You really should read some of the comments on the page you are linking to, in order to see people correcting all the misconceptions. For example the misconception that everything goes through a proxy, as you claim it does. Furthermore Chris's comments where fun until Haavard took him down a notch on his own blog, resulting in Chris himself posting on Haavard's blog with a massively different tone.

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Submission + - RC Car Powered By Opera Unite->

radekradekradek_lol writes: If there are any doubts about the potential of Opera Unite, perhaps this story from 2007 can convince the disbelievers! During a seminar in 2007 there was a competition among Opera engineers to create the best showcase for the as yet unnamed Opera Unite. The winner was a Radio Controlled Car controlled through Opera Unite! I wonder what else they hacked together that the world hasn't seen yet.
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Submission + - Opera Unite Web Server Benchmarked->

worb writes: Opera Unite comes with a web server which is supposedly going to "redefine the web". But how well does it actually perform? Is it a threat to other server solutions? Someone put it to the test, and published the results. While nginx, one of the fastest web servers available, is 5 times faster, a PHP+Apache+MySQL server is only 2 times as fast. A compiled C++ server, the MadFish WebToolkit, is 6 times faster. He concludes that Opera Unite's server is impressive, and that the others come nowhere close to the ease of use.
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Comment Semi-OT: OLPC, Firefox and memory (Score 1) 434

If I am not mistaken the OLPC project had to double the amount of RAM to get Firefox to run properly on the system. It looks like Firefox could indeed benefit from losing a bit of excess fat.

As for this story, I doubt that bookmarks, history and those kinds of features are the ones making Firefox run slow. It probably has more to do with the architecture itself.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (4) How many times do we have to tell you, "No prior art!"

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