A quick question for the technically oriented. At this stage, which is the better processor for a notebook computer, an Intel dual core 32-bit processor or an AMD 64-bit processor, all else being equal? As I understand it, the upcoming Microsoft operating system will be a 64-bit operating system. Not surprisingly, someone told me that AMD's 64-bit Turion processor is more suitable for this software than Intel's 32-bit processors. On the other hand, someone else has suggested that 64-bit processors run way too hot and that this is particularly disadvantageous for a notebook computer. He said that Intel decided to circumvent the heat/stress issue in achieving higher clock speeds and performance levels by introducing the dual core processor rather than going 64-bit. According to him, a single core 64 is no better. Since I have no idea who is right, I was hoping some of the more technically knowledgeable among us would weigh in with their opinions.