http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp has an insulting note:
Please use the 32-bit version for Java applet and Java Web Start support.
for both Solaris and for Linux.
Why doesn't Oracle do a proper job and release full 64 bit support for unix? Are there any technical reasons for this lack of support, or is it purely political? Has Oracle stated anything official about when/if this will be fixed? Will OpenJDK 7 eventually support this?