Updated hardware support is among the highlights of the x86 release. Besides
the many updated office and productivity packages x86 also brings an update to
On amd64 you can enjoy updated 32-bit emulation libraries improving support
for many closed source applications and browser plugins.
x86 and amd64 also provides both hardened and non-hardened stages in this
release. Hardened stages are still using GCC 3.4.6 and GLIBC 2.3.6 but it's
possible to upgrade from hardened to non-hardened stages, if needed."