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NinjaNumberNine
October 3rd, 2009, 09:14 PM
If you had pick between Google Wave and Opera Unite, which would you choose? Maybe Google Wave, because of their consumer-friendly monopoly on internet services and? Or Opera Unite, for the community behind it and the wide variety of features? Maybe this question is being asked to early, as Google Wave is just a pre-development preview as of 2009, but based on their description of the finished product AND Opera Unite's already proven statistics, which of the two looks "better"? Please post an explanation with your vote. Just wondered, I did not even know Google Wave existed till an hour or two ago lol.
Here's the main sites for the two projects and their corporations:



Watch This Before You Vote if you don't know What Opera Unite Is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5hr-6cw4M8&feature=player_embedded

Or if you've never heard of Google Wave:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDu2A3WzQpo

dragos240
October 3rd, 2009, 09:15 PM
Cool story bro.

RiceMonster
October 3rd, 2009, 09:24 PM
Cool story bro.

you're doing it wrong

andrek
October 3rd, 2009, 09:29 PM
Yo dawg, I herd u like Google Wave so we put Google Wave into Google Wave so u can wave while u wave !!!

NinjaNumberNine
October 3rd, 2009, 09:29 PM
*-sigh-* I clicked Submit Thread absent-mindedly... I just randomly typed a title so I could click "preview post" to make sure the links worked, but then I click submit before I could post a poll and Rename it. I don't know how to contact the moderators, either. I'll try though:


Moderators: Please rename this thread to "Google Wave or Opera Unite?" and please add a poll as follows:
Poll Question: "Would you use Google Wave or Opera Unite?"
Options:
"Google Wave"
"Opera Unite"
(make that a "multiple choices available" please)

Artificial Intelligence
October 3rd, 2009, 09:30 PM
-Sigh... I clicked Submit Thread absent-mindedly... I just randomly typed a title so I could click "preview post" to make sure the links worked, but then I click submit before I could post a poll and Rename it. I don't know how to contact the moderators, either. I guess maybe type a message in a post like
Moderators: Please rename this thread to "Google Wave or Opera Unite?" and please add a poll as follows:
Poll Question: "Would you use Google Wave or Opera Unite?"
Options:
"Google Wave"
"Opera Unite"
(make that a "multiple choices available" please)
I'll see what I can do...hold on...

NinjaNumberNine
October 3rd, 2009, 09:32 PM
I'll see what I can do...hold on...
Thanks! =D>

NoaHall
October 3rd, 2009, 09:33 PM
They aren't really the same thing, so you can't compare.

Artificial Intelligence
October 3rd, 2009, 09:34 PM
Thanks! =D>

Done.

NinjaNumberNine
October 3rd, 2009, 09:34 PM
They aren't really the same thing, so you can't compare.
I know, I just said choose the one you'd rather have. If you don't like it, you don't have to vote. :)

NoaHall
October 3rd, 2009, 09:38 PM
I'll vote both, cause I want both. Wave for developing programs and websites between other authors, Unite so I can have a nice bit of Opera.

NinjaNumberNine
October 3rd, 2009, 09:45 PM
I'll vote both, cause I want both. Wave for developing programs and websites between other authors, Unite so I can have a nice bit of Opera.
You don't need opera to use Opera Unite. Any browser will do. :)

-grubby
October 3rd, 2009, 09:47 PM
Wave

NoaHall
October 3rd, 2009, 09:48 PM
I mean the in built functions with it - server etc.

dragos240
October 3rd, 2009, 10:12 PM
I thought you were a troll.

NoaHall
October 3rd, 2009, 10:14 PM
No, I'm a person. Why would I be a troll? I love Opera, and I've followed Wave for quite some time.

toupeiro
October 3rd, 2009, 10:31 PM
It seems to me like google wave and opera unite have two completely different framework models. I pick googles.

Frak
October 3rd, 2009, 10:35 PM
I pick Google Wave, only because I already have gdata installed in many of my Rails apps.

pwnst*r
October 3rd, 2009, 11:51 PM
Wave

^^this

donniezazen
October 4th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Wave.....Google one place to do everything.

chriskin
October 4th, 2009, 12:27 AM
opera's linux version is too ugly for my eyes, so i would go for wave that can probably be used on all browsers

vishzilla
October 4th, 2009, 08:50 AM
Google. I dont use Opera

HappinessNow
October 4th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Unite for Wave!

NinjaNumberNine
October 4th, 2009, 08:54 PM
opera's linux version is too ugly for my eyes, so i would go for wave that can probably be used on all browsers

Google. I dont use Opera

You all seem to have the idea that Opera Unite can is for Opera only. That's not true. It can be used on ANY web browser. I use in on firefox all the time. Besides, I like Opera Web Browser. The Linux version looks just like the Windows version as far as I can tell, and amazingly, you can run it on just about anything with a screen; see the links. If you can find ANY program that is that platform-independent show me. :)
Opera Mobile (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/mobile/)
Opera Mini (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/mini/)
Vehicles (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/vehicles/)
Portable Navigation Devices (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/navigation/)
For Connected TV's (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/tv/)
Mobile Internet Devices (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/mid/)
IP Phones (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/voip/)
Business Terminals (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/terminals/)
Home Appliances (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/home/)
A preview of a connected TV (http://www.opera.com/business/solutions/devices/tv/video/)


And a few other Opera products:

Opera Mail (integrated to the browser) (http://www.opera.com/mail/)
Opera Dragonfly (http://www.opera.com/dragonfly/)
Opera Mobile (http://www.opera.com/mobile/)
Opera Mini (http://www.opera.com/mini/)
Opera Link (http://www.opera.com/link/)
Opera Unite (http://unite.opera.com/)

Hope it helps someone!

=CrAzYG33K=
October 4th, 2009, 09:56 PM
I don't know if I'm right, but from what I see Google Wave and Opera Unite seem to cater to two different audiences. Rather, both seem to have different features. How'd you even compare them in that case?

EDIT: Don't be cross with me for asking this, but are you an Opera fanboy? :D

NinjaNumberNine
October 4th, 2009, 10:45 PM
I don't know if I'm right, but from what I see Google Wave and Opera Unite seem to cater to two different audiences. Rather, both seem to have different features. How'd you even compare them in that case?
I was not really comparing them, just wondered which people would rather have. Also I had just heard of Wave an hour before I made this thread so maybe a little unprepared. All I knew was that they both planned to revolutionize the social WWW.

EDIT: Don't be cross with me for asking this, but are you an Opera fanboy? :D Refer to last post and make an educated guess lol

NinjaNumberNine
October 4th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Unfortunately it seems to use Wave you have to get a direct invite from Google itself rather than creating an account or something.

OperaKicksA*s
November 3rd, 2009, 09:08 PM
If you had pick between Google Wave and Opera Unite, which would you choose?

It's strange, I have seen these sort of posts all over the Internet Wave vs. Unite threads.


I think it odd because they are not really related in any way. In most ways they are the opposite of each other.

It's like asking if you are going to drive to work today or are you going to drink coffee on your way to work today?


They have nothing to do with each other really and their not mutually exclusive.


If anyone has used Google Wave, they know it is a sort of combination of a new type of Email, but much quicker like IRC. Sure you can embed photos or files or Youtube videos, but it's not the best way to share a lot of files or photos or whatever. Also, if someone adds a person to a Wave (like forwarding an Email) that person has access to everything in the wave including whatever files and photos you put in it. Wave can end up with tons and tons of people that you have no idea who they are.


Opera Unite on the other hand really has nothing to do with Email. There are Unite apps that let you share you entire Music collection. Apps that let you upload files to your computer. Apps to share all the Photos you want. Webserver App, etc...


The concepts behind them are also different.


Google Wave for example is more of a Cloud model. Your messages, photos or files you post are out on the Google machine. Out in Cyberspace.

Opera Unite is the exact opposite. Your files are on your computer. Not out on some other computer's hard drive somewhere.


Which would I choose. Both of course.


Google Wave so far seems like a better way to Email. You can collaborate faster and more easily especially with groups of people.

Opera Unite is great for hosting my files, music, etc to access from wherever I go and by whom I chose to give access.


I just don't see how you can compare/relate the two.

NinjaNumberNine
November 3rd, 2009, 10:10 PM
Sorry if it sounded like a comparison, I have already stated a few times that I just wondered which people would rather have if one was to be blown to chowder. :lolflag:

drooze
November 3rd, 2009, 11:07 PM
opera unite actually sounds a lot like an old firefox extention: allpeers.
too bad that died.

I can't wait untill I get my wave invite, see what it's all about!

mangurt
November 3rd, 2009, 11:26 PM
I am also waiting on my wave invite (come on Google!!!) Just checked out opera unite, and I can really see where this could come in handy.....nice idea. I like the idea of being able to share something with people I invite (my step-son, mother-in-law, ect).