RE: Opera has lost contact with customers
Originally posted by Pesala:
There is little to be gained from a 64-bit version of Opera, since each tab now runs in a separate process.
Not true. Things should be moving toward 64-bit, not away. Because of programs refusing to switch from 32-bit, OSes are forced to keep emulation software around for years. Windows for example has WoW64, Linux requires 32-bit libraries. Current versions of Windows can no longer run 16-bit programs because developers have migrated away from it over the years, that needs to happen at some point for 32-bit to reduce bulk associated with 32-bit libraries.
Also, I run 64-bit Java for ImageJ and Matlab (they use Java for their interface), so I need a 64-bit browser to work with that Java. Having multiple versions of Java on my system is a pain in the ass as you have to constantly maintain the Java target directories and maintain two different sets of updates. Having 32-bit Java is a huge inconvenience to me and not something I should have to deal with.
Not having 64-bit is a big mistake in my opinion.