I hope one of the dev team read this.
Since I'm one of the "die hard" opera 12 user's I wanted to thank you for the good browser you produced (I've used it since 98).
It's a pity that you are going to close "link" because it made life easier.
Why you didn't asked if we may want to pay for it? I would, if you say to the "die hard" user's for example this service cost's €12/year I would pay you the next 10 year's in advance and I'm sure that there are at least 1000 of me. I mean at least 1000 who care more about security than browsing useless homepages like facebook and that crap since the MOST SECURE BROWSER OUT THERE IS STILL OPERA 12.16-12.17...
I know it's kinda late but think it over, I'm kinda sure to run a FreeBSD server which provide the opera link service (for the old 12.*) can't cost more than €1000.-/month.
Well if all fail's I need to code my own link server and mod my host file...
anyway, have a nice time