which is better, x86 or x64 versions of vista?(3 posts)
x86 typically means anything with the intel architecture like 386, 486, pentium, etc, so it also implies that you are running 32 bit, whether on linux or windows.
As far as the 64bit version goes, I'd avoid it unless you are doing lots of calculations or processing of some type. Even if your drivers are supported, a lot of codecs and other software won't work on 64 bit yet.
Eventually everything will work on the 64bit line, and everybody will move to it. It's not necessarily worth the trouble at this point, however.