What is the best configuration while installing the Fresh Ubuntu [closed]

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http://askubuntu.com – Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I'm going to install fresh Ubuntu on my Laptop. But I some time ago I read somewhere that it is better to place ur home directory in other partition. If its better than what are the advantages it has over installing home directory in the same partition of System or should I say root. I will create two partitions for Ubuntu. One default for root and other partition for Other user. And will I be able to install applications on second partition where the regular user accoun (HowTos)