I have a laptop with a Core 2 Duo processor, and I'm going to install Linux. What advantages (speed or others) are there in using the 64-bit version of my favorite distro, vs using the 32-bit version ?
This answer states that "Programs may run a bit faster." How much faster ?
I have 4GB of ram (or less), so the 4gb memory limit of 32-bit is not a problem.
This is a Core 2 Duo, which is somewhat old, but would a newer processor be different ?
I'm asking because I'm deciding between having compatibility with my even older 32bit systems (using compiled binaries, swapping hard drives, and such), and possible speed or other advantages.