Opera Software launches 64-bit builds of Opera browser!

Opera has released some new builds of their Opera browser. These are special as the company has made available 64bit edition for a change.

This was made possible because of another feature that runs the plugins in an out of process architecture…

Opera Software launches 64-bit builds of Opera browser!

Opera has made available 64-bit builds for all the three platforms.

The company said:

Bringing the out-of-process plug-in architecture across to Windows and Mac also brings another advantage: the ability to run plug-ins compiled for Intel 32-bit architecture from within a 64-bit Opera process. And 64-bit Opera is the other delightful gift we’re giving you at Opera Labs this Christmas!

64-bit Windows and Mac have been in the works for a while, but we didn’t want to release them until we had a way of running all plug-ins that’s completely transparent to the user: This is now possible with the out-of-process plug-in architecture, so here we are! The 64-bit versions of Opera offer performance improvements in some specific areas and allow Opera to have more freedom in allocating memory.

Opera added:

This build is based on Opera 12 (Wahoo) therefore it includes all the features from recent Opera Next snapshots, including hardware acceleration.

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