My notebook just broke and I wonder if it is worth it to ask for
a 64bit version of Vista on a new notebook, mainly to be able to use more RAM.
Until the costs of 4GB SO-DIMMS drop, I would install 4GB.
My old notebook had 4GB RAM, but only 3.2 GB were accessible by Windows XP
(which was not enough when I opened two large IDEA projects, JBoss, Oracle,
Word, Excel, and a Virtual PC with IE 6 to check my web app that older browser).
So: How are your experiences with IDEA on 64bit Vista?
Any issues to expect?