Ok, now that FC7 is about to be released shortly I am going to
upgrade from FC6 X86_64 to FC7. My question is, is it worth going
with the x64_86 version? Although I never tried the i386 version on
this hardware I found that I had a lot of grief with internet plugins
on the 64 bit architecture and noticed that everything seemed to
treat the hardware as a dual processor machine (eg no single process
would take more than 50% of the total CPU).
So what's the advantage of using the 64 bit OS anything? I don't run
that many CPU intensive applications, my use consists of the vast
majority of use being internet browsing, email, word processing.
Right now I'm leaning towards the i386 version, any reason not to?