32-bit v. 64-bit

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http://crunchbang.org – 64-bit means more overhead, but it doesn't flat-out double memory use. The 'natural' difference in RAM use is quite small, but can grow if we need to load the same libraries in 32- and 64-bit versions.There are quite a few advantages other than how much RAM can be addressed, but programs have to make use of them. A lot of proprietary software isn't available in 64-bit versions, and if it is that may get less attention... a bit problematic if that applies to drivers. Not a problem with free software.I'd avoid 64-bit if...- there are serious compatibility problems- my mo (HowTos)